DetailsThe 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 www.LeisureArts.com.
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Date Published Jan 1, 2012 Weight 0.5400 Country of Manufacture Front Cover Author No Special Price N/A
- 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.
- For Marion Tudor
the product is available in UK, I've got one,
go to purplelindacrafts.co.uk I got mine from
- LOVE THE KNOOK!
I love using the knook. So easy to learn. I could never learn to knit, but I knew how to crochet. This is an easy transition from crocheting. I am enjoying knooking all my Christmas gifts this year!!