Ok, so I slept on it and here are the new thoughts that came to mind…
My main concern with the Knook is the string used with it. First, it’s not really easy to squeeze it into the small opening. Although if you’re handy and have the right tools you can probably increase the opening, I wouldn’t want to risk breaking the Knook doing that. Second, if the hardened ends of the cord get softened with use or ripped, that’s it, forget about getting it into the space. Third, if you want to make a large blanket, the cord isn’t long enough to hold it.
So, after going to bed with these thoughts in my mind, by the time I woke up, one word was fresh in my mind: NYLON! A piece of thick nylon cord, like the stuff used for fishing, is the answer. It is flexible, yet firm enough to make it easy to insert it into the Knook. It would also slide very easily through the work, and you can cut it at any length you want! :)
It would be interesting to find something that would work as a stopper on one of the ends of the cord so if you’re making a really large piece, the loops won’t fall off the cord. And this brings me to my next thought. Making really large knitted pieces with the Knook would be a piece of cake and you wouldn’t have to spend extra money buying circular Knooks, since the Knook is essentially a circular tool!
Stay tuned for further Knook thoughts as I work with this intriguing new toy!