Auto Knitter Obsession
I am still working on this Circular Knitting Machine. After finally getting it apart using some rather smelly engine oil and then cleaning the gunk all off, it still isn’t working. The cylinder might be slightly warped from poor storage and will not fit into the cam shell properly. So I have been researching and writing, trying to find someone that might have ideas on how to fix this, if it is indeed fixable. The long storage and warped cylinder might just mean it needs a new cylinder. I am working on this project for the Hardy Mountain Doukhobor Village Historic Site where I found this machine stored. I don’t have the funds to buy parts and hope I can make this piece work in order that the local Boundary Weaver’s and Spinners Guild can demonstrate the making of socks. I will also be helping to put up some of the old looms once the restoration is finished and there is a place to put one up.
The first photo is taken right after I released the cylinder from the shell – what a lot of gunk!