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Has anyone tried knooking? It is a combination of knitting and crocheting. I just ran across this method several days ago and started working on an afghan. It is a nice change of pace. You use both your skills.
I have been knitting and crocheting for a long time. I am just finding knooking a nice change of pace. Let's say different.
You can find all about knooking from the Leisure Arts website.
Will post pic when I have enough completed to show you.
Happy knitting, crocheting and knooking!!!!!!
 

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I saw a kit at Walmart for it. It looked interesting but I have so many projects started with knitting and crocheting. I can't imagine adding Knooking to that! lol But it does look fun!
 

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my cousin does it and you can't believe how beautiful the baby blankets are that she makes with it. she can't crochet, but you couldn't prove it by what she does. i seen a video on youtube, had i seen that first i would think what a waste of time, but watching donna, it isn't and it is lovely.
for me, i haven't conquerored it bec i haven't had the desire to, but she says it was easy for her. got her a book and she was off and running.
 

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Hello,
Nice to see some one else is enjoying knooking. I picked up a kit that has 3 sizes of knooks and 3 cords with a book with beginner patterns of baby blanket, wash cloth,lap throw and cowl. All for $6.99 at Wal-Mart. :) I knit and crochet but find it easy and fun doing both together. If your looking for a change, I'ld give this a try. :thumbup:
 

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I do a little knooking. More just to add it to my big list of things I can do. Love learning new things. Have to fiddle to much with it for it to be something I want to trade in my needles for but it does make a very nice change of pace. Haven't really done anything with it other than test different knit stitches and techniques. I have not tried it yet but you can also switch back and forth between knit and crochet with this.....
 

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I have made a lot of dishcloths and I prefer them over the knitted or crocheted ones. Just started an afghan for my grandson. I really enjoy this . I had some wooden crochet hooks and had my son-in-law drill a hole in each on and purchased some cord. I think I should have him make the end where the hole is smaller.. I have both of the Knook sets.

Mamawlake said:
Has anyone tried knooking? It is a combination of knitting and crocheting. I just ran across this method several days ago and started working on an afghan. It is a nice change of pace. You use both your skills.
I have been knitting and crocheting for a long time. I am just finding knooking a nice change of pace. Let's say different.
You can find all about knooking from the Leisure Arts website.
Will post pic when I have enough completed to show you.
Happy knitting, crocheting and knooking!!!!!!
 

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Our local walmart doesn't carry the Knook.
I went on line to try to buy and neither Jo Ann or Michaels have them listed. ACMoore is out of stock as is Leisure Arts.
Now I am going to find a set and try it out of sheer stubborness.
 

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You sound like me. Once I saw this method on the internet, I made a mad dash to Walmart's to make my purchase. ($6.99). Make sure you watch the video at Leisure Arts. I sometimes have a problem getting to hook in just the right place to complete a stitch, but I just forge onward. You really can't go fast as you might with regular knitting or crocheting, but it is still a fun method. No worry about dropping a stitch because the cord through the stitches keep them there. Also, easy to rip out if you have to.
Just a nice change of pace. I am enjoying playing around with it.
 

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I got mine last week, havent had much time to play with it yet though. I am very excited!! Leisurearts.com has free patterns available if you are interested :)
Mamawlake said:
Has anyone tried knooking? It is a combination of knitting and crocheting. I just ran across this method several days ago and started working on an afghan. It is a nice change of pace. You use both your skills.
I have been knitting and crocheting for a long time. I am just finding knooking a nice change of pace. Let's say different.
You can find all about knooking from the Leisure Arts website.
Will post pic when I have enough completed to show you.
Happy knitting, crocheting and knooking!!!!!!
 

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I joined the Ygroup for this but I have not found the kit or the knook yet. I was thinking I would just try taping some cord to a hook I don't need just now...

Ok... it's on the list (along with a 1000 other things) ;D
 

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darski said:
I joined the Ygroup for this but I have not found the kit or the knook yet. I was thinking I would just try taping some cord to a hook I don't need just now...

Ok... it's on the list (along with a 1000 other things) ;D
It is here if you cant find it at you local yarn shop, walmart, beverlys, or hancocks:
http://www.leisurearts.com/how-to-knook?p=2
 

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I'm in Canada and we don't get the benefit of new stuff for a while. I also never ever shop online. I can't afford to have some hacker steal my identity so I 'just say no'. ROTFLMHO
 

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I'm in Canada and we don't get the benefit of new stuff for a while. I also never ever shop online. I can't afford to have some hacker steal my identity so I 'just say no'. ROTFLMHO
I completely understand! I use a load and go card for shopping online. I only put enough on it to use it for the purchase I am making that day :)
 

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RUSTYDANCER66 said:
Our local walmart doesn't carry the Knook.
I went on line to try to buy and neither Jo Ann or Michaels have them listed. ACMoore is out of stock as is Leisure Arts.
Now I am going to find a set and try it out of sheer stubborness.
I bought mine here a couple months back as I like having the most variety and used youtube videos to learn it. I pick things up real easy anyways....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/220814215048?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2648
Did not take real long to get them. I think like 2 weeks....
 

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I already had a hook in my possession from my gathering along the years but didn't know what it was for....now I do. On my first try, after watching a you tube, how to, I made this little outfit. the recipient like it. It is easier to do if you have carpal tunnel, at least it is for me. I found it so easy I made a second one. Happy crafting everyone ! -mar
 

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