Knitting with a Crochet Hook
I was recently given this kit called The Knook. I have only ever crocheted, so the idea of learning to knit with a crochet hook (something I was already comfortable with) was really interesting to me. I decided to sit down yesterday and get to work on a washcloth–something small so I could get the hang of this Knook.
It was a bit strange at first–not much like the crochet I was already accustomed to and also because you’re still only using one tool instead of the typical two. New vocabulary and techniques were a challenge, but I picked it up quickly enough.
In the time it took me to make one average sized washcloth, I could have crocheted at least TEN! I finished it and I know of at least three mistakes (there’s probably a few more!), but I’m happy with it! I think I prefer to crochet because it works up much quicker and is a lot less tedious for me, but I’m always thrilled when I have new challenges that turn out pretty well.
In the kit you receive 3 bamboo “knooks”, 3 cords, and an instructional book with 4 patterns for about $10. Not bad if you’re looking for a new hobby!!