And yet, I am puzzled by this book. I had my first inkling of trouble when I read in the introduction that "If this is your first time knitting socks, you'll find the Anatomy of the Sock Section (page 12) particularly helpful."
I have a theory that in order to accommodate those big beautiful pictures, Bliss habitually goes through and prunes out a third of the words in her patterns. This leaves behind a clipped, brusque pattern which offers little in the way of explanation or assistance.
The introduction was written by a credited human (Una Stubbs) but the rest of the book apparently sprang fully-formed from the Conran Octopus publishing company.
The second odd thing I noticed is that the book is copyright 1980, and oh, it looks it. As soon as I realized how old this book was, I flipped through looking for intarsia.
It is also, as the subtitle implies, dedicated to weaving with twigs and grasses from the wild. Whereas many weaving books, I have found, will incorporate just about every material, from nylon tubing to organdy ribbon and everything in between.