Originally Posted by Wikky
I don't see anything on the instructions you posted that points out stringing the entire left side first. The rule still applies when stringing one piece you should not string more than 2-3 mains on each side before stringing mains on another side.
The numbered sequence shows all of the mains on one side strung and tied off before starting the other side...unless they just have a strange way of numbering the stringing sequence. I agree with your alternating pattern or one very similar. Strange diagram, IMO.