I’ve wanted a circular sock knitting machine for ages. So back in November 2017 I had a clear out and spent a couple of months selling stuff! on ebay to get together some funds for the purchase of a sock knitting machine.
Towards the end of my Ebaying this machine came up on Ebay and I was the lucky winner.
It had not been used for a while so it needed a little clean up and some new needles.
I managed to get a tube of knitting straight away, but it was a couple of days and a lot of oil before it would crank smoothly.
Being an old item of equipment from possibly dating back to the first world war, these lovely machines are very simple in mechanism but boy are they tempremental. They have particlar settings they are happy with and some they just dont like.
The learning curve is massive and you neeed to be a person that will play around and not be afraid to tinker with the settings. It was probably 4 months before I could knit a ribbed sock without any errors. I had great help from a Face book Group called the Vintage Krankers.