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I tried doing some knooking yesterday, using a bamboo Tunisian crochet hook with an extension made of a plastic tube attached to the end of the hook (one of a set of them which I bought on E-Bay - like this). I was finding it quite difficult, and now I have figured out why. It was the plastic tube. It was too thick, and thus getting in the way.

See, an "official" Knook hook is a crochet hook with a hole drilled at the end, and a cord which you thread through the hole. This works because the cord is small enough not to get in the way. Likewise, there are extended Tunisian crochet hooks which work because the extension part is coated wire which is about 1mm thick, not a plastic tube which is 4mm thick.

So it isn't that I can't do knooking, it is that I was using the wrong tool for the job. Good to know (and now I need to get more appropriate hooks...)

Date: 2015-11-02 04:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Considering "nookie" has another meaning is the "k" silent? Otherwise can you hear the mental gears slip when a pair of crafters are discussing knooking in the presence of the uninitiated?

Date: 2015-11-02 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Why bother, I knit and crochet and, when I can be bothered, do tunisian crochet. I can knit garter stitch and stocking stitch twice as fast, at least, than knooking and I don't even have to look at my needles. The only reason I can see for knooking is for those who can't master knitting. Is there any other reason other than getting more money for the craft shops for knooking to exist?

Date: 2015-11-02 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like this, very much!:-)

Date: 2015-11-02 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You know me enough so you wouldn´t be surprised if I go for cooking, not knooking!:-)


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