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Erka Double Bed

Erka Double Bed - mainly sold in France

A kind couple donated this unusual machine to me yesterday and I could not wait to try it out – it is unusual in that it has a parallel bed unlike today’s modern knitting machines with ribbers.I brings to mind the garter stitch machines that I own – the Pingouins – however this is a straightforward knitting machine that has similar capabilities to the modern ribber. It still has that sort of sixties look – it’s a sleek design and lightweight with it – it also incorporates a set of legs.It took me around 5 minutes to set it up. I then gave it a gently clean and oil although the book recommends paraffin wax however it has a bed that is similar to the Passaps and Superbas.