Monday, August 20, 2007

Goldie Sox!

This is Goldie Sox! my latest and the greatest of all my sock machines! This is the Bronze New Zealand Auto Knitter manufactured by Jacquie Grant in New Zealand . She only made 4 of these and it is my understanding that they are all sold to U.S. citizens.
What is great about this machine is that it's a compound as well as a regular sock knitting machine. Compound means it has cylinders to make small diameter (children's) socks. The regular means it makes regular or adult circumference socks. Of course with any machine you can make the sock as long as you wish or need.
People are always surprised when I tell them that these machines knit ribbing and heels and toes. Of course the socks are seamless as well.
This machine was more expensive than any of the others I've owned. In fact, I sold two other machines to be able to afford this one. But it was worth it. This is the do it all machine and I love it!


Where fibers meet mud said...

WOW that is one sweet machine. Where do you find such fun things? I must be missing some basic hunting gene! Please do share your source!

N. Maria said...

That is really a magnificent looking machine.

ChelleC said...

oh my goodness, that is a fantastic machine. Amazing. It can make adult and children's socks

jeanius said...

lovely! i wish i had one (or a friend who had one!) Would make knitting up patterned/colorful yarn so much easier! The thought of handknitting plain socks is daunting!

you should knit'em up for etsy lol