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From the book “The Hand-Cranked Knitter and Sock Machine” by Dr. Richard Candee, he references the Dundas or “The People’s H.S. Knitting Machine Improved”.  The Dundas Machine Co. acquired the rights to manufacture the Gearhart sock knitting machine in Canada.  This knitting machine has the cylinder traveling around catching the yarn under the needles at the yarn carrier,  whereas the newer machines the yarn carrier travels around the cylinder. 

Here are a few pictures of the Dundas Sock Knitting Machine that we have been working on.

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Here is a picture of my first sock knit on the “Peoples H.S. Knitting Machine”  manufactured by the Dundas Machine Co. of Ontario, Canada.   The machine was made sometime after 1896.

First Dundas sock

This is a sample size sock, just to  see if I could get a sock knit on this machine.

Here is the YouTube Video I have up demonstrating the Dundas:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-pLpgvO8wg

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Kool Aid

Did some kool aid dyeing with cherry and orange, columbia wool was used. Can’t wait to get it spun up.
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