The pattern itself was easy to follow and very easy to knit. The repeated lace pattern is very simple and I loved the effect it had. I'm not used to using five needles though although for the beginning of the sock it was worth it. After turning the heel I went back to my usual four and stuck to that. The description of shaping the gusset was a little complicated for what it needed to be. In the end I ignored it and worked it they way I work most socks. I think it worked out just as well.
The book has many more patterns in it that I know I will knit. Each pattern is by a different designer so there is something for everyone and at different levels. I imagine the basics of sock knitting will also be different depending on the designer. One of my favourites is in there, Nancy Bush, which I think I will be back to have a look at. I have a few of her books and have knitted a couple of socks by her. I highly recommend them.