I have knitted in the past but could never get the hang of it but when I tried crochet...wow. 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.