Tag: Circular sock knitting machine

1/2 a pair – completed!

I’ve made two previous attempts at socks – the first one was a disaster, the second one less of a disaster and this is the results of the third one! An actual sock, that I can wear. Not perfect, I dropped a lot of stitches from the toe, and I didn’t knit it long enough so I hand-stitched a toe onto it, but it’s a functional awesome sock, and I’m really quite proud of it.

Now I need to knit up the second one. This is done in knitpicks felici yarn, so it’s nice and soft, and I just love it.


Circular Sock Knitting Machine – Attempt #2

A hung hem! Completed, and it looks fantastic. I’m so proud of myself! If only the heel had of turned out. Thankfully I looked into it, and I’m pretty sure I know exactly what I did wrong. Here’s hoping attempt #3 goes better.


Circular Sock Knitting Machine – Attempt #1

New needles and a good cleaning – and my Creelman Money Maker ‘A’ from 1893 is cranking out tubes like it’s brand new. Unfortunately the fabric is itchy and not really great for socks, so I decided not to make this into anything at all, and I’ll just use it as a practice run. I can’t wait to start up an actual sock next! I am learning how to do cuffs / heels / toes all on the machine, with nothing afterthought. We’ll see how it goes!


Working Order

I’ve slowly been cleaning and putting together my sock knitting machine. It requires oil to run smooth, and mineral oil is the one I was told to go with. The needles have all been inserted and they seem to move properly, but it was suggested that I replace them all anyway, it makes a huge difference in the knitting. I’m hoping I can take it for a test spin any day now! Here’s hoping I don’t have too many dropped stitches… I’ll be sure to post my results!