The Knook by Leisure Arts Review

The Knook™ brought to you by Leisure Arts – Now you can knit with a crochet hook!

Leisure Arts

Publication Date:
October 13, 2011

CND $11.95


Thank you 
Thomas Allen & Son  for the kit :)


Now anyone can knit—with the Knook, a specialized crochet hook from Leisure Arts that replaces traditional knitting needles. No more dropped stitches to chase after! A cord threaded through the bamboo Knook handle keeps them secure! Beginner set for medium weight yarn comes with 3 sizes of Knooks, 3 cords, and a pocket-size instruction book. Knook sizes included are G-4 mm, H-5 mm, and I-5.5 mm. Cords are each 36″ long (91 cm). How-to book is 5″w x 6″h, 32 pages, with step-by-step beginner instructions featuring photos for right-handed and left-handed stitchers. Book also includes 4 beginner patterns, for an infinity scarf, a spa cloth, a baby blanket, and a lap throw. Free how-to videos and more patterns are available at

About the Author

Leisure Arts is a leading publisher and distributor of “how-to” and lifestyle publications with emphasis on creative crafts, needlework, decorating, and entertaining. Leisure Arts is located in Little Rock, AR.


The book was provided by the publisher Thomas Allen & Son for an honest review with no compensation provided.

When the publisher asked me to review some crafting books, I was all set to dive into the books and start reading them, but imagine to my surprise when The Knook™ was thrown into the package! What is it? Well it’s a way to knit with a crochet hook.

The kit comes with three knooks (4.0 mm, 5.0 mmm, 5.5 mm), 3 36″ (91 cm) long Cords, and How-to-Knook instruction booklet. The instruction booklet was the first thing I picked up and I proceeded to read the instructions. Adding the slip knot was the easiest thing, so the next step would have been easy too right? I managed to make the first foundation chain, but even though the photos are helpful I thought seeing a video would be better.

I logged onto the YouTube Tutorials that LeisureArts so adamently highlighted in the manual and made sure what I was doing was correct. It was, so I happily finished that. After that, it just got easier. I mean imagine to my surprise I didn’t need another needle just to knit! Guess that’s where the Knook triumphs over a boring knitting needle. I learned how to cast on, knit and purl, and bind off all, with my Knook.

Check out their video tutorials. They created both left-handed and right-handed ones. As well as photos in the instruction booklet. PLUS they include 4 beginner patterns you can start with your Knook. I personally like the Infinity scarf. (I have a thing for scarves!) Definitely try this if you want an easier way to knit!

The Knook™ Tutorial for Right Handers – Knit with a Crochet Hook

Giselle San Miguel is a freelance web designer who has a voracious appetite for reading and manages her own book blog at She also enjoys writing, design, movies, and photography.