Or so I've heard.
I found this book at an estate sale.
I really should have studied these instructions before my second glass of wine.
I reverted back to my make-it-up-as-I-go-along ways. Which according to this book, can be credited to my Irish ancestors. 'The highly skilled knitters turn out lovely work (oops ~ started the quote too early), but sometimes, with a true Irish touch of "nothing really matters", their knitting shows mistakes, always found in the simple patterns, and a careless nonchalance in the crossing of their cables!' p 121