Normandy French Hub - Still Useful
After All These Years
After the first lacing group, assuming you got things right relative to the key spoke, you have your first big chance to really mess things up when you flip things over and begin on the second lacing group. Everything is offset one hole from that first group. If you get confused by diagrams, use your existing wheel and count holes carefully. If you get the first spoke in right, then the rest are simple since it's just "every other/every 4th & leave things loose" again. After you finish this second lacing group, you've got half the spokes in and ready to start the basket weaving part of the job since, if you did trailing spokes first, you get to do the leading spokes.
A bit of trivia: If you ever watch "Breaking Away," you'll note that he twirls that spoke wrench several turns. Do not EVER do such a thing. Quarter turns are plenty.