I'm getting a lot of interest in sock knitting machines lately so I thought I would post a picture. This is my Victoria compound sock knitter. I purchased this one from Jacquie Grant in New Zealand several months ago. The unique thing about this machine is that the compound cylinder is to make children's socks. I leave it set up with the compound just for that reason. I have 3 other sock machines for adult socks and I'm patiently waiting for the arrival of the New Zealand Auto Knitter (NZAK). That's the new machines being manufactured in New Zealand by Jacquie Grant. Shipping begins any day now, I can't wait!!
I have been saving lots of sock projects so that I could break in the NZAK. I'm asked often how long does it take to knit a pair of socks on a sock machine? For me, it's about 2 hours! I'm slow! Others make a sock in 10 minutes. Don't ask me -- I don't know how they do it!!!