I got this book in a stash that was donated to me...
It starts off VERY basic, and then goes from there, on to cabling and such. I like that it allows for all the strechieness (is that a word) of the different stitches, so it tells you how many to cast on, and all the squares will be the same.
The title of the book is
Barbara Walker's Learn-to-Knit Afghan Book
NO idea if it's even in print still