Knitting For Crocheters
If you are like me, and feel comfortable with crochet but the knitting has been frustrating, follow me to learn about the Knook. This unique hook looks like a typical crochet hook with a small hole on the other end. Threading a nylon cord through the hole allows you to keep the stitches secure – no more dropped stitches!
Knooking With The Knook
The easiest way to learn is to start out with a kit – a instruction book with a set of tools (I recommend this kit). There are videos about how to knook on the Leisure Arts website as well as lots of instructions in the books / kits. The advantages of knooking are that you can get a knit looking fabric by using only the knook and cord. For those of us (me included) who are most familiar with a crochet hook, the knook is easy to pick up. There are some new stitches to learn – similar to knitting with a knit and purl stitch. I think that knook projects wouldn’t travel well because its really important to keep the cord in place.
Beginning Sets to check out:
Here is what I am starting with!
Have you ever tried knooking? Can you crochet and knit? I would love to know more about what you think.
Comments & Reviews
I have tried in crochet size 15 mm hook and just used multiple strands held together, made a large doily that was 3 ft in diameter, and in knitting it has been as big around as a medium sized banana, I bought some of those giant novelty pencils that come out a few times a year, they are 14 inches long, not as thick as a large banana but a decent sized banana, i glued the plastic tips on over the lead part, then then used sandpaper to make them smooth all over, I used 8 strands of worsted weight rug yarn held together and made myself a floor mat 3ft x 4ft for my patio. It was fun hard on the hands and shoulders, the crochet version was hard on the wrists.I really liked both items.Have never tried the stuff made for these projects though. buy
So let me now get started and tell you what you will need in order to crochet the Egg Popping Chicken using the Linked Double Crochet Stitch. How to crochet the Egg Popping Chicken Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Collection in colors: lemon flame orange really red or heather red black (if no plastic eyes used) brown (for nest) 5. 0mm hook scissors tapestry needle plastic eyes (or use black yarn) Stitches used (US terms): Click HERE to learn these basic stitches ch = chain sc = single crochet inc = increase inv dec = invisible decrease sl st = slip stitch flo = front loop only LDC = Linked Double Crochet Gauge: 4 sc x 4 rounds = 1 square inch Final Size: 3.
I started knooking several years ago when I had a bad cold & respiratory infection. I asked my husband to take me to Walmart so I could find a project to do while I was sitting around. I found a starter kit of knook “needles” for $7 bucks & took it home to try it out on yarn I had. I couldn’t crochet or knit but followed the instructions & made a few little squares. I loved it! It was easy & I have made hundreds of projects from dishcloths to scarves on to cowles to Afghans. I even made a sweater for my adult daughter. My latest project is making baby blankets for the Prestonwood Pregnancy Center. I have about six made so far. I look for any knitting patterns that are simple but pretty. I love the Feather & Fan pattern
I might have to do more with it! I will see if I can find a feather and fan pattern to learn. Thanks for the idea!