This is something I’ve been waiting to share with you for a long time now… today, we’re going to talk about sock knitting machines!
Earlier this year, in February, I talked about circular sock knitting machines (in this vlog episode) and how I had placed an order with Erlbacher for a new machine. Well, it has now arrived and I want to share with you the unboxing and to tell you a little bit about the machine. About all that came with it, and about all of the things that I’ve made with it so far!
I would love to hear from you if you have a machine… what was your learning curve like? What process did you go through in order to learn the very first steps, and then what did you do next? Let me know in the comments!
IN THIS EPISODE
- what I mention in today’s vlog: Here are links to items I mention in the video…
- The Circular Sock Machine (CSM) that I ordered by Erlbacher Knitting Machines is the Speedster with: 60 and 72 cylinders, equal slot ribber for both sizes, and a reduced ratio crank, in a custom Wild Mulberry colour.
- Yarns I’ve used in cranking socks: SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock (in Apple Pie, Blueberry Jam and Out of the Woods) and Mohair Silk Sock. The set up bonnet was knit in Tough Love Sock in Apple Pie plus Piscifun Lunker Braided 80lb fishing line.
- Cone Winder Adapter for Bobbin Winder by WoodThatItWhir on Etsy.
- Cone Winder Kickstarter coming this fall from Dreaming Robots.