When it comes to fashions, the famous poncho is everlasting, year after year. It's irresistable, comfy, cozy and goes with just about anything you wear! This book has great styles for both casual and dress up style poncho's. This is a book you will use again and again. Make up several and keep one or two as gifts for a special friend. Yarns used are from medium weight to bulky weight yarns, knitting needles from 5, 7, 8 10 and 15. Some of the patterns are very quick to knit up, so if you need something to wear soon, there are great choices here. We love the lacey hooded ponco, perfect for almost anytime of year, and yes, it looks great even over a coat! The "Lace Aplenty" pattern is perfect to wear to church, out to a fancy dinner or to the opera. Our favorite pick is the garter stitch "loopy" blanket poncho! This could be the poncho of the year! Great to wear with just about everything. You will find something that fits everyone's personality and lifestyle. Terrific styles for teenagers too!