Sunday, September 4, 2011

Another Knook Hook

So I made my own knook hook that has a pointy end like a knitting needle. And found that it made purling much easier to do and over all knooking quicker. Pictured below.
But I found it to be alot of work to have to wittle the wood.  So I had a bamboo set that I ordered from ebay and did the unthinkable.....but it worked.  I put my hook into a pencil sharpener and sharpened away and got a beautiful point to my hook.  I just sanded it down a little to get rid of any roughness and you have to be careful not to over sharpen the hook off.

Bamboo set from ebay

My handy pencil sharpener

My hook after sharpening.

7 comments:

  1. hi, i am new to your site and just thinking about getting knock. to date is anyone making pointy knock needles and in larger sizes?

    do you have an email list so that when you post i can get an update?

    you can email me at spvaughan@yahoo dot com

    sandy

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    1. there are up to size m so far which is like 9mm. Order them from leisure arts.

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  2. What did you do about the other end of the hook? My Knooks are tapered and how did you get the hole for the cord that holds the stitches?

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    1. There are few ways, but you could just taper the end and drill a hole through it so you can insert lifeline.

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  3. Brilliant! I've been trying to figure out how to get more knook sizes. Thank you for sharing!

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