The slender volume proves that not all books from back in the day were written by pitiless, if knowledgeable, scolds.
As in Barbara Walker's treasuries, the patterns are written well (although some of the language is old-fashioned now), and photographed clearly, in black and white.
There are 106 patterns in all, arranged into three groups, and offering different levels of complexity. Aytes' notes on each pattern are cute and offer some insight into each one's background and how she feels it is best used.
The last few sections of the book offer a good grounding in creating your own designs. There is also a thorough discussion of pattern substitutions that could also be used to substitute yarns.
Aytes even suggests different patterns that would be easy to swap with one another, and includes tables of her stitch patterns, arranged to show which ones have the same multiples of stitch counts.
Overall, a very useful book that has many, stitch patterns you may not have seen elsewhere.