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To Knook Or Traditional Hand Knit!
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To Knook Or Traditional Hand Knit!

Have you heard about the recent innovative device that is available for knitting called the Knook? It has been around now for a couple of years but if you haven't, it is basically a type of modified crochet hook that is made from bamboo. It has a hook at one end and an eye at the other for feeding a piece of cord through. The cord is used for holding the knitted stitches as you progress through your project. It is said that this new method can make learning to knit easier than learning the traditional two needled way.

Why Create Something New?

Basically, the developers of this device have created it to simplify hand knitting. This new concept presumes that it not only reduces the chances of dropping stitches but also makes it easier for either left handed or right handed crafter's to master the art of knitting. As it is a new product, experienced knitters and crocheting experts would also become learners again. Mainly because the developers had to create a new method for producing the basic knit and purl pattern, which is also slightly different from basic crocheting.

How Can You Knit with a Crochet Hook?

The question that comes to my mind is, do you really class this as knitting or crocheting? Granted the stitches produced are the same as using two needles but the method is still basically crocheting. Also, in my opinion the way rows are produced with this method would make knitting slower than with the traditional system. It is argued that crafter's who crochet find the Knook easier to knit with than experienced knitters. But, there is still a conflict of two crafts being merged into one. This makes the concept of using this product totally new for everyone and gives a lot of food for thought.

What Some Users Are Saying

I have not personally used this product, but searching through reviews on the internet suggests that it is not necessarily as easy as it sounds to master and is considered by some to be fiddly and awkward. While, other's argue that it is also very difficult to adapt basic knitting patterns for use with this new technique. But my thoughts are that if you can already knit with needles, why would you want to learn another method of doing the same thing!

What Can Be Created With This Device?

From what I have seen so far, mainly scarves, shawls, dish clothes and hats can be created with this device. I am presuming that given time a more extensive collection of patterns will become available when more people get to grips with using the knook.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Basically, there are so many questions surrounding this new knitting device and although it can actually produce knitted items, it is an innovation that is not going to be for everyone.


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