I am a crocheter, self taught. I also taught myself to knit over thirty yrs. ago. But, I liked to crochet better and continued that throughout the yrs. Knitting I soon forgot and today I have trouble , mostly with the stiffnessa of the needles. The knook turns one needle into a easily handled tool that won' t drop the stitches like a needle so easily does. I was knooking with ease in less than one hr. after opening the package!