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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Learning to Knook

Have you ever heard of a knook? 


It's pretty new in the last few years I think. I've wanted to try it but I didn't hear great things about it. It's like knitting with a crochet hook. My friend Nicole over at Boomer Beanies said I needed to try it and leant me her J Hook one :) She knows I like bigger sizes hooks! 

So I had to try it. She showed me a few things but I didn't do it right away so I just looked online for tutorials. There aren't many but the best I found are on the Leisure Arts Website and found some great videos to help you learn. I quickly learned how to knit and purl with the hook. I didn't really have a pattern so I just decided to make up one as I went and made this fun, & bright beanie with some lovely yarn I got at Hobby Lobby. 


I like the end result and I love my hat but I hate knoocking! LOL!  It took my a week to finish it in between orders and other daily tasks. It was slow and since I taught myself to knit in the past few months, I think I could have whipped it up faster on my circular needles. It was fun to try something new though! Have you tried to knoock? Did you like it? Share some comments below! I'd love to know what you think!! 




3 comments:

Sabrina said...

I've tried to knook and much like knitting... I'm just not getting it.
It's like, it makes sense, I know what I'm doing, but I'm still not doing it quite right! lol

Sara said...

I can so see Shelby wearing this hat!!

Iambeithe said...

I have a Knook and it is at the bottom of my workbasket LOL Likely to stay there too. I knit and crochet and I can make anythig in far less time than it takes to Knook it. For those who don't knit I guess it is a fine thing but I don't care for it I guess. I think I am going to take the Knooks and finish off their ends so I can use them for plain old hook ;)

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