I love. This. Book. The Knitting Man(ual) was a christmas present to myself and I am all over it. I'm working on the cable-knit hat for a friend and then will start the zippered cardigan.
Isn't it great. I'm knitting the Classic Socks from it. I also like a couple of the sweaters, but am not keen on the 'boat neck', I would have to modify the necks if I was to knit them.