About Sock Knitting Machines
Back in the day, a good pair of socks was just as important as a good sweater, so socks were in demand. During World War I, warm socks were in such short supply that manufacturers started sending sock knitting machines to the nation's housewives help keep up with the demand. If you want to hark back to the days of quality over quantity and say goodbye to mass-produced products, a sock knitting machine can be a very useful device. These machines let you produce socks, leg warmers, arm warmers, tights, sleeves, and other knitwear items quickly and easily, turning your garage or studio into your own miniature factory. Singer knitting machines and other popular brands can produce knitwear for you and your family and can even offer interesting business opportunities. A sock knitting machine does not require electricity; instead, it runs using a hand crank. Circular knitting machines eventually fell out of favor and they can be hard to find, but sellers on eBay offer plenty of machines and parts. You can also find a variety of Singer, Toyota, and Brother knitting machines for flat knitwear styles.