Since the release of the much advertised Knook, there has been discussion in the crochet community as to whether Knook is a form of crochet. This is not really a new issue. It is just new to some of us. A tool, by several names, like the Knook has been around for a long time. You might enjoy an article I wrote about the Amazing Needle class I took at the Crochet Renaissance in 2001.
- Amazing Needle with leather thong attached
- Here’s a look at the ‘new’ Leisure Arts version of the Knook.
While I’m no expert in all forms of crochet – and certainly not in knit – I can attest to the fact that, while the Amazing Needle can be used to crochet and feels like a crochet hook in one’s hand, I believe it’s a form of knitting. How can one knit using a crochet hook? That is the question – and the marketing language being used by Leisure Arts and the Amazing Needle folks.
I believe that you can judge for yourself by looking at this youtube video. Note that it’s a Leisure Arts video production. My previous article contains a pretty thorough explanation of my opinion gained using the Amazing Needle. The advantage I can see for a crocheter is that one can use this tool to create fabric following a knit pattern. The video calls the technique a combination of crochet and knit. What do you think?