I have a multi-use tool for all my fiber artists. Maybe you are a knitter who struggles with the hook or a hooker who wants a denser knitted look to their fabrics. In either case, the Fauxchet that I picked up from Leisure Arts can help. I am always game when it comes to new ways to play with yarn, so I was pretty excited to get to try one.
In addition to giving a denser looking fabric that is a cross between knit and crochet, you can also use the tool to do beading, seaming, edging, or to do top & loop stitching. It can also be used on canvas projects including those cool canvas rug designs. The tool itself is very lightweight plastic with three metal tips that look like the eye end of a needle. The eyes are pretty large and easy to thread as it is designed to be used with worsted or bulky weight yarns.
I took the Easyloop tool with me on a short road trip to past time; as you know I don't travel well. I practiced the chain stitch, which my crocheters know is very important to master before moving on. At first, I definitely struggled with consistency but by the end of my trip I had a nice chain and I feel like I am ready to move on to learning stitches.
With the tool came a little booklet that had two patterns for easy scarves using the basic tools and also a link to the website where you can find useful videos as well as free PDF. You can also find more resources on the Leisure Arts website as well.
Are you ready to learn a new way to do yarn crafts? If so, I think you will find the Easyloop Fauxchet is the most versatile tool available. I love how many different things you an do with it! Head over and take some time to browse Leisure Arts' great selection and make sure you also connect with Leisure Arts on Facebook and Twitter so that you never miss a special or new pattern! Also, if you sign up for their knitting or crochet newsletters, you get a free pattern on Fridays!
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