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Jan 4, 2013 05:44:29   #
Soke-Fong
 
Hi guys. I decided to look for a set of Tunisian crochet hooks and came across a set on eBay which has got the crochet hook at one end and the other end is tapered into a knitting needle.

HOW does one work with needles like that? And what on earth do you use ONE knitting needle/crochet hook for? I have tried to Google it but haven't found anyone referring to a crochet/knitting hook/needle.

Anyone know about these things out there ??

Thanks
 
Jan 4, 2013 05:46:23   #
mavisb
 
The one and only tunsian hook I have does not have a knitting needle at the other end.

We used to live in Crystal Palace virtually next door to Kent before we came to Australia. Hope you get an answer from someone else about this tunsian hook/needle.
Jan 4, 2013 05:54:01   #
Soke-Fong
 
Hello - I used to live in Croydon, even closer to Crystal Palace ! And I still work in Croydon in UK Border Agency so I am still in the area all the time.
The weather here is so wet that I am sure you are not sorry you have left this place !

I hope someone knows about this needle/hook as well.
Jan 4, 2013 07:18:07   #
HandyFamily
 
I have a set of those - have not worked with them yet in any way... they look some like cro-hooks, but are not an easy substitute for them (tried this, does not work easy), so they must be ment for something else. I just have too many projects now, so have not the time to try them - and thus have not research them much...
Jan 4, 2013 08:31:02   #
KateWood (a regular here)
 
A knitting friend gave me a small one, about 3" long, and said they are very hard to find and are used to pick up dropped knit stitches. It's the only one I heard of till this topic. I'd ask the seller what type of crochet these are used for.
Jan 4, 2013 08:40:58   #
Soke-Fong
 
Thanks for this bit of info. I guess I will have to ask the seller, but they are from China ! Should be interesting to get an explanation from them ! lol
 
Jan 4, 2013 15:32:50   #
Yarn Happy (a regular here)
 
http://www.joann.com/susan-bates-silvalume-handi-tool/prd60961/?_requestid=6070454#tabz
this one is very small, is the one you saw larger?
Jan 4, 2013 18:20:55   #
Soke-Fong
 
Yarn Happy wrote:
http://www.joann.com/susan-bates-silvalume-handi-tool/prd60961/?_requestid=6070454#tabz
this one is very small, is the one you saw larger?


Hi - yes, the set of crochet hooks are Tunisian and are 35cm or nearly 13" in length.
Jan 5, 2013 03:13:52   #
mavisb
 
Here in Australia we are suffering from really hot heat which is about 100oC, I stayed home today and did some housework with the air conditioner on.
Jan 5, 2013 03:41:14   #
WendyPolk
 
Soke-Fong wrote:
Hi guys. I decided to look for a set of Tunisian crochet hooks and came across a set on eBay which has got the crochet hook at one end and the other end is tapered into a knitting needle.

HOW does one work with needles like that? And what on earth do you use ONE knitting needle/crochet hook for? I have tried to Google it but haven't found anyone referring to a crochet/knitting hook/needle.

Anyone know about these things out there ??

Thanks



On Wednesday a woman I know showed me hers. She does a type of 'knitting' called 'knoobing'. I am not kidding. The finished product resembles a sloppy garter stitch.

Wendy


ps. She did not show me how to do it.
Jan 5, 2013 05:39:55   #
cathie02664 (a regular here)
 
I'm not sure, but i have several myself that friends have found in yrd sales for me. Since i collect straight needles and they know i don't ind singles or odd sets i get everything.
i have about a dozen needles like this, sizes vary but they are all about 14" long.
I did some basic reserch and came up with nothing.
 
Jan 5, 2013 07:30:11   #
Bonnniemay
 
Try googling How to Tunisian crochet. I just check it and there is a video on how to do it. This is something I want to try. Let us know how you make out with it.
Jan 5, 2013 07:36:13   #
Bonnniemay
 
Wish I was there. It's cold and and we are expecting more snow today. It's 0 today and very cold so if you could box up some of that heat and send it I would really appreciate it
Jan 5, 2013 07:43:24   #
cydneyjo
 
WendyPolk, I think you mean "knooking."
Jan 5, 2013 07:43:45   #
Daisybel
 
Soke-Fong wrote:
Hello - I used to live in Croydon, even closer to Crystal Palace ! And I still work in Croydon in UK Border Agency so I am still in the area all the time.
The weather here is so wet that I am sure you are not sorry you have left this place !

I hope someone knows about this needle/hook as well.


Soke-Fong, which part of the UKBA do you work in? I work for an immigration solicitor ... it's nice to know that some of the UKBA are real people with the same interests as me!
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