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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    E-Textile Tailor Shop by KOBAKANT
    The following institutions have funded our research and supported our work:

    Since 2020, Hannah is guest professor of the Spiel&&Objekt Master's program at the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch in Berlin

    From 2013-2015 Mika was a guest professor at the eLab at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee

    From July - December 2013 Hannah was a researcher at the UdK's Design Research Lab

    From 2010-2012 Mika was a guest researcher in the Smart Textiles Design Lab at The Swedish School of Textiles

    From 2009 - 2011 Hannah was a graduate student in the MIT Media Lab's High-Low Tech research group led by Leah Buechley

    In 2009 Hannah and Mika were both research fellows at the Distance Lab

    Between 2003 - 2009 Hannah and Mika were both students at Interface Cultures
    We support the Open Source Hardware movement. All our own designs published on this website are released under the Free Cultural Works definition

    Circular Sock Knitting Machines

    Also see: circular knitting machine
    These things look amazing. I have not got one of my own yet, but I would love to.

    For sale!!!
    >> http://www.oldtymestockings.com/MachinesforSale.html
    >> http://www.countryrain.com/MachineDifferences.htm


    Wind Knitting Factory

    Used to make this beautiful Wind Knitting Factory by Merel Karhof for the RCA show 2009:
    >> http://www.merelkarhof.nl/merel%20karhof/Blog%20merelkarhof/234C1792-CA2E-44F5-9A49-0B9669A9E4DD.html

    9 Comments so far

    1. Plusea on March 10th, 2010

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    2. Michelle Bryant on January 1st, 2013

      I am looking for a circular sock machine. Any ideas where I can find one? Do they manufacture them anywhere?

    3. Laura on January 21st, 2013

      I have also been looking for one. Have you found anything yet? If so, where did you find? 🙂

    4. Shmulik on February 20th, 2013
    5. Sarah on March 1st, 2013

      I am looking for circular sock machine . Where can I get one in the uk?


    6. Ingie on April 14th, 2013

      Vintage circular sock machines can be found on e-bay but be sure you are educated so you don’t get ripped off. Join a couple of the yahoo discussion groups and gather some facts first.

      New Erlbacher-Gearhart machines are currently being manufactured in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Information is available on their website which a Google search will reveal.

      There is/was also a manufacturer in New Zealand who was making New Zealand Auto Knitters; however, she is no longer actively manufacturing them but may have a few machines left. Again, Google NAZK and it should come up.

      Happy hunting!

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    9. Anton( Amyrbiy) Bidzhiev on October 15th, 2013


      we do produce circular sock knitting machines in Russia, although it is now available without ribber, it is very strong high quality tiny grade cast iron. Conventional disk ribber doesn’t work for our yarns, because they are too thick and too rough, thus we are now developing cone ribber.
      Price is fair, but shipping from Russia is extremely expensive, Russian post charges a lot, and for now I do not have solution for that…
      here is the video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsLar0DxDAc
      there is email and telephone at the end of the video
      here how it looks now modified and unpainted : http://my.mail.ru/mail/live-ussr/photo

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