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Veronika Hug

Search Press
29 January 2015 / ISBN 9781782212249
How-To Books/Yarncrafts

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde


Knooking is the newest yarncraft on the block, a mixture of knitting and crochet. Basically you knit with a crochet hook, combining the two for a whole new dimension. The word is a combination of knit + hook, so as the back of the book says if you are a fan of the other two crafts you will enjoy this.

This last sentence is a clue; if you can already knit and crochet here is a new way of producing knitting. At the front of the book the method for knooking is given plus a page or two of crochet stitches as a refresher course. I would guess that if you are reasonably confident with a crochet hook plus have a bit of knitting know-how you can tackle the projects in this book. Total yarncraft beginners are advised to go elsewhere to learn the two earlier crafts first before progressing to this. Once you have got the knack you can produce some attractive pieces. This is a very versatile craft and this book shows this off well. The projects are divided into outdoors and indoors; choose from hats, scarves, bags, a blanket, hot water bottle cover, cat doorstop, baby items, a tablet case etc. Each project has a large photo of the finished item plus difficulty rating, what you need to buy and instructions given in text form with no charts. Some pieces are quick to make, others are larger and would take longer but none look too advanced. his is a fun introduction to a new craft that is sure to become popular.

If you cannot find a good range of crochet and knitting materials locally try for a list of suppliers.

UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines. Her craft blog is Green Thoughts
Reviewed 2015