|The Wikuna sock machine was the Dutch equivalent of the British Imperia and Cymbal knitting machines. The construction and operation of these machines were virtually identical.
Britain was well known for its steel manufacturing firms. Like the Imperia and Cymbal knitting machines, the Wikuna was manufactured from cast iron and steel.
The sturdy construction of Britain's knitting machines was remarkable. Consequently, many of Britain's circular knitting machines were marketed throughout the world and sold in many countries.
Written in Dutch, the Wikuna instruction manual is a 73 page booklet on the operation and care of the Wikuna sock machine. Although the front and back covers of the manual are missing, it is essentially complete.
The manual begins with a parts list and a thorough explanation the knitting machine. Attention is given to unpackaging, setting up and operating the machine.
Needle action, adjustments and troubleshooting are covered in grave detail. A wealth of illustrations are presented and assist with understanding.
Patterns for ribbed socks, men and women's clothing, children's combinations and other domestic items are clearly detailed. The wide range of fancy stitch patterns will enhance your creativity.
A photocopy of the Wikuna sock machine manual in available in dutch.