The more I use it, the better I am getting at it. It takes some adjusting to understand the process. When I am doing regular crochet, I know when my pattern is off and generally why. This is a tad different, but after third attempt, I was able to figure out how to do it .
The book has about 80 stitch patterns, give or take a few! Tanis could have made it into two or three books, considering how many projects there are–afghans, purses etc. It is worth buying, even if just to learn the technique.
Double- or Mosaic Knitting, it isn’t. Designer’s site with helpful videos here
What I have a problem with is the look of the beginning and ending rows. I’m trying to figure out if there is a way to change that a tad somehow so that it doesn’t look off kilter. Though I am a tad OCD on such things, most people may not feel the same way as I do on that part. The rest of the stitch patterns are awesome! This textured interlocking style makes so much sense for blankets. I look forward to playing with some serious patterning.
Front view shown (slightly different finish than Back view before this one
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!