Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Sock Knitting Machine


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!!!

7 comments:

twig said...

I want to play with a sock knitting machine so badly. I've had that website bookmarked for a while, but I can't justify the price at this point. But I sure do want one!

Knutsy Knitter said...

oh I would love to know how to get a hold of the compound thingy set up for kids socks...I have 6 kids and it takes too long to knit them all socks by hand so just bought a NZAK

kirk1stchild said...

Thats pretty cool Mom

Terri said...

She's a real beauty!

NikoleBestChild said...

More of that Mom, good stuff... And I cant believe that Kirk posts on your knitting blog. That is just so speshul.

Eline Oftedal said...

I'm looking to buy a sock knitting machine and find it hard to come by. You must have lots of fun with yours!

Carole J said...

I have very recently bought a Victoria sock knitting machine on Ebay but parts are missing so if anyone knows where I can get a cranking handle and mast I would appreciate their comments. I have found needles and a downoadable copy of the manual on the internet but I guess any sock knitting will be some time not very soon. I would very much like to see a close up photo of the cranking handle and mast.
Regards, CJ