I've knitted with two Susan Bates hooks. It works. Afghan hooks give you more room. Bamboo needles really do work better for any kind of slick yarn, though. That, and getting used to keeping the needle tips more "up" than you're used to when you crochet. I knit whatever-people-want-to-call-how-Annie-Modesitt-does and like it. Occasionally somebody still screams at me to "learn to knit NORMALLY!" meaning the way they do, but other ways haven't been as much fun for me.