Circular sock knitting machines, or as some people call them CSM’s are a particular love of mine.  I first saw one many years ago at a knitting machine museum and knew it was something I needed in my life.  I am now the proud owner of a Golden Fleece, which is a more lightweight English machine and then I have my beautiful old Griswold machine. This machine must be over a hundred years old and had been stood silent for many years when I bought it. I cleaned and oiled it and it now it it turns so smooth that it really is a joy to use. 
My Circular Sock Knitting Machines or CSM

They do have quite a steep learning curve (especially for someone who can’t knit a stitch on two sticks) but I like to think i’ve mastered them enough now to call myself a sock knitter! They are very versatile and i’ve made socks from teeny toddler size right up to a mans UK 13.  They are such good fun and whilst i’m not as speedy as some people, I can manage to do a pair in one day. 

My Circular Sock Knitting Machines or CSM My Circular Sock Knitting Machine or CSM

It is possible to make other things on the CSM such as scarves and childrens hats and I am enjoying learning new techniques.  I made scarves for my grandchildren at Christmas and they were very well received.  
My Circular Sock Knitting Machine or CSM

These are a teeny pair I made for my grandson using every other needle (EON).  I used variegated yarn which made one sock turn out blue and one green. Top tip… don’t use variegated yarn on teeny projects! 🙂  

My Circular Sock Knitting Machine or CSM My Circular Sock Knitting Machine or CSM

I hope to do more posts and maybe tutorials on the sock knitting machine as I do find them fascinating. Please drop me a comment if you enjoy these sweet old machines too!

My Circular Sock Knitting Machine or CSM

The very first pair of socks I knit on my CSM!