I'd like to chat with my crocheters today. Perhaps, like me, you have looked at the dense knitted fabrics and thought, "Wow, I wish I could do that". I can knit, but I have made no secret that my knitting often takes forever and way too often ends ups getting pulled out in frustration.
What if I told you there is a really fun and easy way to get the same look with a crochet hook? The Knook will have you making beautiful, knitted looking fabrics in no time. I found my Knook at Leisure Arts where I purchased the Learn to Knook Value Pack.
Included in the value pack is the Expanded Beginner Set which uses light, medium, and bulky weight yarns to make small, medium, and large projects, including full-size afghans, which you know are my favorite. The set has five bamboo Knooks in sizes E-3.5 mm, G-4.0 mm, H-5.0 mm, I-5.5 mm, and J-6.0 mm; 5 cords in two 36" lengths, two 72", and one 120"; 3 cord clips; 3 yarn needles; and a complete how-to book with 24 pages of step-by-step beginner instructions for both right- and left-handed users.
The book also includes three easy projects--a cowl, baby blanket, and lap robe. You will find that the pictures are wonderfully illustrative and if you need more guidance, there are free how-to videos and more patterns at www.LeisureArts.com.
Also included, was the Learn to Knook book which is a guidebook that gives you more instructions, as well as projects to get you started. It has instructions that will increase on what you learned in the booklet that came with the set so that you can learn how to do decreases and increases, finish seams, change colors, make cables, knit in the round, and more.
These feel like my regular bamboo hook except these crochet hooks have a hole in one end for a cord to hold your stitches as you create true knitted fabric. Once you get down the basics, you will be pretty amazed at how easy it is to do. I liked the feel of the hooks and found they glide easy with the yarns I used.
Have you tried Knooking? I'd love to hear about what you have made. If you haven't yet, you will find it on a fifty percent sale right now, so it is the perfect time to learn how to use this cool tool!
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