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Old 07-24-2011, 03:21 PM   #11
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I recently came across the Knook as an advert on Facebook or something. I can't recall, it was just last week though. I posted in the General Knitting section asking if anyone used it, just because I was curious about it. I never come to the crochet forum b/c I can't crochet...correction until yesterday, I couldn't crochet! I never learned to crochet b/c I associated it with the itchy afghans and abundance of doilies my grandmother used to make. Well, I started knitting about a year ago and became enlightened. Her crocheting had nothing to do with the itchiness, it was the cheap acrylic yarn she was using!! Ding ding. I felt quite dumb realizing this but hey, I was a kid. Anyway, I decided to learn crochet, and I am now a beginner! I agree with other comments that neither is superior but we are on the internet. It's hard to justify being offended while on the internet. It's a matter of personal preference and ability. I think the Knook would be great for people with some disabilities, and also for someone that really wants to incorporate a little knitting and a little crocheting together. I do agree with the original poster, I thought it was a money gimmick at first too. There are so many especially in the arts/crafts arena. Anyway, I just wanted to say I was ignorant to crochet before, and now I am really enjoying learning it. i intend to mainly crochet amigurumi. I prefer how it looks over knitted.
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:56 PM   #12
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Here's another site about 'Dutch knittig' that has a tutorial - 'Dutch knitting'
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:08 AM   #13
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As someone who both crochets and knits, I am always amazed to find that some people (not so much on this site, though) seem to look down on one or the other. Why not try both?

I do find it interesting that some people still see crochet as only for household items. I realize that's a preference (and, of course, a very valid one), but when I look at patterns, say, in Crochet! Magazine, I do not see dowdy, old-fashioned, unwearable patterns. Many of today's crochet patterns for clothing are quite fashionable and very wearable--particularly since the light-weight clothing uses the finer yarns, making them much less bulky! And there are SO many interesting crochet stitches to use ranging from very lacy to a nice, dense fabric.

I'm always open to learning new skills! After all, what AM I going to do with all this yarn in the closet behind me? So thanks for posting about the different ways you can create stuff!
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:44 PM   #14
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I just wanted to put in my 2 cents worth here. I just wanted to say, I honestly love both knitting and crocheting equally. I love the variety of thing that you can do with both crafts. I honestly like crochet more for blankets and things. But I also love making crochet hats, dog sweaters, that kinda thing. Anything that will peak my interest, in all honesty. And I enjoy learning new things in both crafts.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:06 PM   #15
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I am new to knooking. I got the knook kit for christmas.I don't know much about knitting and only the basics in crocheting. I have watching videos on how to knook. I am working on making a scarf from the book that came in my kit. I am wondering why they tell you to chain 26 but only cast on 25?

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Old 01-02-2013, 01:11 AM   #16
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I am as new as new can get.
I have wanted to learn to knit or crochet for awhile but never really had the time. I didn't know much at all about either. Just yesterday literally I decided to buy the stuff for one or the other and give it a go. Ran across the Knook and thought I'd try that instead and bought the beginners kit. I for some reason just couldn't figure it out for the life of me- read the instruction book, watched a few video's and still nothing. So I happened to run across a how-to video on how to knit and watched it... didn't have any knitting needles but did have the 3 Knook needles. I decided to give it a go with those and made my first swatch last night, which didn't turn out too bad for a first-timer. I am now working on a simple headband. Still need to get some actual knitting needles but can't complain. Maybe I'll give the Knook a go again sometime in the future when I have gotten a better handle on knitting.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:16 AM   #17
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I am as new as new can get.
I have wanted to learn to knit or crochet for awhile but never really had the time. I didn't know much at all about either. Just yesterday literally I decided to buy the stuff for one or the other and give it a go. Ran across the Knook and thought I'd try that instead and bought the beginners kit. I for some reason just couldn't figure it out for the life of me- read the instruction book, watched a few video's and still nothing. So I happened to run across a how-to video on how to knit and watched it... didn't have any knitting needles but did have the 3 Knook needles. I decided to give it a go with those and made my first swatch last night, which didn't turn out too bad for a first-timer. I am now working on a simple headband. Still need to get some actual knitting needles but can't complain. Maybe I'll give the Knook a go again sometime in the future when I have gotten a better handle on knitting.

OMG!!! I love it!! You bought the knook but learned to actually knit instead. Congratulations on learning to knit!!!! I think you'll enjoy it a lot.

There's nothing wrong with knooking and some people seem to love it, I watched a few videos and thought I'd never get it and didn't bother trying. The same with loom knitting, it just looks cumbersome and more difficult.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:28 AM   #18
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I find that knitting with the knook is easier than knitting with two needles and I am a beginner. Though it does seem a bit slower. I have had to restart on the scarf I am working on a few times. But I need the practice. lol
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I find that knitting with the knook is easier than knitting with two needles and I am a beginner. Though it does seem a bit slower. I have had to restart on the scarf I am working on a few times. But I need the practice. lol

Everything takes practice, I'm sure you'll get better at it and find it enjoyable. I don't knit very fast but I do enjoy it. However we do it, seeing something take shape from a ball of yarn is amazing and darn near miraculous IMO. Enjoy playing with string!
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