Back in the day when I wasn’t even in the pre-teen years my grandma taught me how to knit. I would go to her house every Saturday with my mom to help clean the house, and after it was spotless we would sit down and knit together. I made cute little knit blankets for my dolls, but that’s as far as I got. As a child you realize it’s a bit difficult using a tool in both hands when your hands are so little. Now that I’m all grown up and I’ve learned how to crochet I’ve realized that crochet is so much easier than knitting. Crochet only uses one tool, a hook, and you can work up patterns much faster. What’s even neater is that when you mess up a stitch or even a row you can just pull it out (or frog it). However, when you knit something and you mess up, you have to work backwards to undo it, which causes much frustration. Whoever thought up the idea of knooking was simply a genius.
Knooking is the latest trend in which you can knit with a crochet hook. If you love the look of a knit pattern, but you can’t stand using knitting needles then knooking is the answer. It’s a simple tool that looks like a crochet hook with a cord that is threaded through the hole. This cord truly is a life saver when you’re learning how to knook or how to knit. Before starting your foundation chain you have to start with a slip knot. The following video tutorials will teach you how to knook, which is great for beginners.
Knooking is also a great technique to use while teaching kids to knit; using just the one tool versus two needles will be much easier for them to grasp. Knooking kits are very popular and can be found at your local craft store.
Are you interested in learning how to knook?
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