I was playing with cotton yarn the last couple days doing a Fair Isle checkerboard pattern in the round and trying to get the hang of being a two fisted knitter and yesterday I tried the method in the video and thought it was really pretty easy. FWIW at this early stage, the method of catching every other stitch did seem less stretchy but at the same time, my tension was more even. I've not tried FI flat knitting yet.
I think I can check the library for the book on my computer (a light just came on!) which would be pretty easy. Thanks for the tip.
You can't knit the left sock first. Ever.