I have been crocheting since I was 12 years old. I know how to do basic knitting, but it was always too slow for me compared to crocheting, but I still enjoy the look and feel of knit stitches. Well, about a month or so ago I was in Target and came across these things called Knook Hooks. Looked interesting so... I splurged and picked them up. They are basically wooden crochet hooks with a hole at the non-hook end which a string is passed through. Using this hook and utilizing the string to hold stitches, it is really possible to create actual knit and purl stitches! Takes some practise and I haven't gotten my tension or technique down quite yet, but I really am enjoying it!
What I got at Target can be seen at www.leisurearts.com.
After further research on the web, I've discovered that these hooks were created in Japan and are called Super Miracle Needles and/or Amazing Needles, etc. Found another set on ebay, so I just had to get them.
Anyway, I thought I would share and see if anyone else has discovered these.