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Antique Sock Knitting Machines – CRAFT Video Podcast

June 28th, 2009 · 25 Comments · Knitting On Circular Needles

I caught up with Shelly Hatton at Maker Faire Austin, where she was demonstrating antique circular sock knitting machines! She writes, “Circular sock machines have been around since the early 1900’s and were built so sturdily that they still survive and work to this day. The machines were originally advertised as a way for homemakers to make money at home by cranking out socks, but the learning curve was really high. Currently, there are a number of enthusiasts around the globe who help each other figure out how to use these really nifty antique machines.” Shelly got interested in these machines when she heard a friend had knitted a pair of sock in two hours!

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  • 1 007backinaction // Jun 28, 2009 at

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  • 2 bonjolee // Jun 28, 2009 at

    Its the first time …
    Its the first time I have seen one of these, really interesting.

  • 3 Amy31415 // Jun 28, 2009 at

    That is ed …
    That is ed nifty.

  • 4 artistpw // Jun 28, 2009 at

    Hi:

    If you’ve …
    Hi:

    If you’ve ever seen or heard of Bond Knitting machines that are still sold, those use the same sort of hooks with the latches in a flat layout. I love low tech machines that are human powered.

  • 5 sarahspins // Jun 28, 2009 at

    For some reason I …
    For some reason I expected to see this video up much sooner – great job Shelley! 🙂

  • 6 pcmatt2000 // Jun 28, 2009 at

    This is cool. who …
    This is cool. who woulda thought~

  • 7 DistinctlyBenign // Jun 28, 2009 at

    If you think its …
    If you think its boring then watch something else.

  • 8 catemma7 // Jun 28, 2009 at

    i’d love one!!!!!!! …
    i’d love one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 9 racermix // Jun 28, 2009 at

    was going to ask …
    was going to ask the same question =D

  • 10 jimmyjam9014 // Jun 28, 2009 at

    haha
    haha

  • 11 wbradd3797 // Jun 28, 2009 at

    That was awesome. …
    That was awesome. How much do these things go for? When is Make going to make one out of PVC use grocery bags and gum wrappers??

  • 12 dohafee // Jun 28, 2009 at

    Great job of …
    Great job of explaining how the sock knitter works! I know how hard it can be explaining knitting to people who don’t knit. Atta girl, Shelley!

  • 13 baitsworld79 // Jun 28, 2009 at

    underØth
    underØth

  • 14 watzupdawg // Jun 28, 2009 at

    that was really …
    that was really interesting. Wont be long before people go back to doing this again. The idea of importing all of these products and having people sit at home and doing nothing is contrary to logic.

  • 15 Veridiyagooru22 // Jun 28, 2009 at

    lol that made me …
    lol that made me laugh

  • 16 63801170 // Jun 28, 2009 at

    Why watch a video …
    Why watch a video with a title “Antique Sock Knitting Machines” and then bag-the-crap out of the video, the filming, the person showing the knitting, the topic… if you’re not interested in this topic (but are too dumb to leave the page or stop watching), please don’t think that others are interested in your childish comments? Get a life.

  • 17 pugranger1 // Jun 28, 2009 at

    woooo!!!!!go …
    woooo!!!!!go southlake!!!!1

  • 18 vixaroth // Jun 28, 2009 at

    This thing is …
    This thing is awesome.

  • 19 emmamartini // Jun 28, 2009 at

    cool and boring at …
    cool and boring at the same time. A+ for expertise

  • 20 TheDeadGentleman // Jun 28, 2009 at

    6:38 ichi belly!
    6:38 ichi belly!

  • 21 Pozorrogo // Jun 28, 2009 at

    Pretty cool …
    Pretty cool technology for back in the day 🙂
    I bet this machine fed a lot of people during the depression.
    Just find some yarn and you can be selling socks by noon! XD
    Bread for everyone! woot

  • 22 polishedrazor // Jun 28, 2009 at

    If I had a job like …
    If I had a job like that, I’d knit my head into a table.

  • 23 lewischappell // Jun 28, 2009 at

    think of the guy …
    think of the guy who made this… what a nerd lol

  • 24 farhmoha // Jun 28, 2009 at

    If only …
    If only expertvillage could make videos like this

  • 25 thebudgetgamer // Jun 28, 2009 at

    i wonder if they do …
    i wonder if they do pink socks

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