Your local library probably has several books of them. I made several. It helped me a lot to print out the pattern and paste it onto a manila folder.
I copied a pattern (ex an 8 row cable) and kept copying it in a column until I had copied it enough to complete the # of rows the sweater needed. After I did that with each pattern, I pasted them next to each other (use computer) or print patterns and paste next to each other on folder Usually there is a p2 or k2 between each pattern. I added that to the end of each pattern section.
I made sure I included the increases of decreases on the correct rows. As I finished each row, I checked it or circled the row # (I also numbered each row) If I had to stop mid row, I marked that spot so I would know where to begin again.
It's harder to explain than to do. I used the pattern for several sweaters by erasing my orig marks or by using a different color marker.
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