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The Knook Expanded Beginner Set

SKU# 5845

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The Knook Expanded Beginner Set

SKU# 5845



The Knook Expanded Beginner Set lets you use light, medium, and bulky weight yarns to make small, medium, and large projects--including full-size afghans! Replacing traditional knitting needles, these unique crochet hooks have a hole in one end for a cord to hold your stitches as you create true knitted fabric. Each set contains 5 bamboo Knooks in sizes E-3.5 mm, G-4.0 mm, H-5.0 mm, I-5.5 mm, and J-6.0 mm; 5 cords in two 36" lengths, two 72", and one 120"; 3 cord clips; 3 yarn needles; and a complete how-to book with 24 pages of step-by-step beginner instructions for both right- and left-handed users! The book also includes three easy projects--a cowl, baby blanket, and lap robe. Free how-to videos and more patterns are at
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Date Published Jan 1, 2012
Weight 0.3000
Country of Manufacture N/A
Front Cover Author N/A

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Great starter kit!
I have knitted in the past but could never get the hang of it but when I tried The world opened up. But I still liked the look of knit and thought I'd try this. The knook is AMAZING! Once I got the hang of it I was off and running and this set is absolutely perfect for the beginner, giving you the option of hook size so you can play with gauge for lace. I haven't put it down since I received my set a week ago and I've already finished one cowl.
Review by Tamsin / (Posted on 3/12/2014)
I have heard lots of different opinions about Knooking but I have to say I'm now hooked.
It's a fantastic alternative to knitting. It's easy to carry. As quick as crocheting and very versatile.
I can't wait to make many more Knook projects and can honestly say I am so glad to have found and learnt to Knook.
I love the way all the instructions are for right and left handed knookers.
Not only that you can watch videos if you are unsure, just to give you that confidence that you are knooking correctly.
Review by Susan Dougill / (Posted on 3/8/2014)
just the perfect kit
Review by Carolle Corbeil / (Posted on 1/28/2014)
Great Gift!
I sent this to my son (special needs) as a gift, and he was very excited to get it and says that he is really happy that he can now knit with a crochet hook!
Review by Kammy C / (Posted on 8/10/2013)
Great gateway to knitting
I love this. I'm an avid crochet addict, but I've always preferred knit dishcloths
Because they air dry quicker. Now I knook them ! They are soft light and airy.
I plan to make booties, blankets, and scarves once I have created all of the dishclothes everyone wants!
Review by Penny Tunnell / (Posted on 6/26/2013)
Easy to use but takes some practice
I read over the written instructions that came with the knook but I am having much better luck by using the online video instructions to learn how to knook. Great product!
Review by Cathie Battaglia / (Posted on 1/12/2013)
The knook is the BEST!
I absolutely love the knook! It's so much quicker and easier than knitting. I crochet a lot but like the look of knitting better so this knook is a life saver since knitting with two needles is such a pain. I've even created my own patterns and I'm really very pleased.
Review by / (Posted on 12/18/2012)
Wooden hook cracked
Recieved your product, found one of the needles is cracked, (H-8) Taped it with hope it will hold. Not sure how long the hooks will hold up, but love the way it looks when done.
Review by Pearl Parsell / (Posted on 9/20/2012)
Love This
I absolutely enjoy using the Knook! I love being able to knit without using knitting needles. A big thanks to Leisure Arts. :-)
Review by Vicki / (Posted on 8/27/2012)
Excited to add knooking to my skills
4 stars are given for the product idea, not quality.

I'm a long time crocheter and have recently added spinning and circular sock machines to my list of fiber arts. Knitting has been elusive, but I'm very excited to be using the knook. I'm modifying my holding techniques to mimic my crochet jest urges, and its going faster. I hope to have many enjoyable hours with my new tools.

The first hook I used had a splinter on the side of it and caught the yarn. I ended up using both fine grit sand paper and a small file to remedy the problem. The cord I used was so flimsy that I damaged it removing if from the rubber band packing, causing it to fray. After a few uses, I think I will have to repair the ends of the cords by melting them over an open flame, as the holes on the knook are of smaller diameter than the cord and it catches each time I have to insert it into the knook. I also found the task of picking up a stitch unnecessarily hard, since adding more of a point to the end of the hook would make this easier. No knitter would be expected to make that exact maneuver with a rounded tip knitting needle, so why not make the knook with a bit of a point? I also teach crochet and realize that these type problems with tools are very frustrating and may cause one to abort the entire endeavor. A newbie will assume it is something they have done and therefore are not fit for the task.

I plan to sharpen and file the ends of my set and look for a stronger cord, maybe some sort of plastic wire used on extended Tunisian hooks. Perhaps someone will listen and come up with a version of this idea before it gets completely dismissed over frustration.

And what on earth are these clips used for? No information given anywhere.
Review by Terry in Boston / (Posted on 8/23/2012)

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