Archive - Oct 17, 2006 - Forum topic

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Old Sock Knitting Machine

I have acquired an early 20th century 'Golden Fleece' sock knitting machine. It's an English make but most, I understand, are American. It would appear to be complete but utterly baffling. Such web sites that exist about them give details of their history but not much information about how to use them.
I'd love to get it working and grind away the winter evenings turning out more socks than I could ever wear but I need to collect information about these machines to get some understanding about how to get started. If young girls in WWl managed to make comforts for the troops using these, then I ought to be able to manage it somehow...
Does anyone have any experience of these machines?

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Baby Surprise Jacket

Just finished an Elizabeth Zimmermann Baby Surprise Jacket from left over Briggs and Little wool. It was fun to do and is almost instant gratification. Still have to put buttons on it.