"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."- Leonardo da Vinci


Vintage Knitting Gadget

You know you’ve made a reputation of being an avid knitter, when your friends, the ones that do not know anything about knitting, keep an eye out for knitting supplies.
A dear friend of mine jumped on the opportunity to bring me, what she called her grandmother’s “knitting machine”.

So, machine is perhaps overstating it, when she unpacked it, I had to admit I had never before seen anything like it. Her grandmother, who is now in her 80’s, purchased it in her youth, and used it for years, but her failing eyesight has made it hard to continue knitting with it. As she lives a continent away, it is impossible to get a proper training from her, so I am a little stumped. 

I of course turned to Ravelry, searched through a few groups, asked a few questions, and the best answer I have gotten is that it looks a lot like a knitting board or frame. 

Next step is to stalk youtube for hopefully some good instructional videos and then I cannot wait to put it to use.

Is there anyone else out there that owns interesting knitting gadgets? Old and new? Anyone use a knitting board and feel like giving me a crash course?


  1. Very interesting! I hope you find out how to use it!

  2. I have never seen this... Would be interested to see what you find about it!

  3. Hi, I was wondering if you found out how to use the machine. My mom lives in Romania and has one like that. As a kid I used to work a lot on it.

    1. I have had no luck...does that mean you still remember how to use it? How would you feel about a crash course? :-) I'd love to learn!

  4. Yes, I still remember. Unfortunately I don't have the machine, so I am not able to provide a video or pictures. I will try to sketch something in a couple of days and email it. You will enjoy working on it.