Overall, this book will probably appeal to knitters more than historians; however, it would add a lot of value to collections of design history, such as for fashion design or theatrical use where authentically representing a particular time and place is important.
The designs are unmistakably of the 1980s, with their exuberant colour work and playful details, yet are all completely wearable and fashionable today. Breath-taking colour work abounds in this collection, such as the floral intarsia of the ‘Trailing Roses’ sweater, and a Persian-inspired patterned tunic. This fascinating book will delight those of us who were keen knitters in the 1980s, and also younger generations who admire the joyful, inventive styles of this era. - The Knitter