Imperia Sock Machine Instruction Manual
||The Imperia Circular Knitting Machine was made by the Imperia Hosiery Manufaturing Co., L.T.D., of London, England. Advertised as being, "...simple to work and easy to learn...", the company offered private lessons at their tuition parlours. Located in London, private instruction was easily accessible.
For those who could not visit the tuition parlours, postal tuition was an option. The knitter would send concerns, questions and difficulties regarding the operation of the Imperia Circular Knitting Machine to their central London office. Experts knitters would then reply with personal advice.
The Imperia Knitter Instruction Book is a 32 page manual describing the use and care of the Imperia Circular Knitting Machine. The text begins with an information on how to correctly unpackage the machine. A list of parts and accessories supplemented with detailed illustrations follow thereafter.
Threading, commencing plain knitting, the art of winding bobbins are examples of the lessons described. A general information section covers fundamental principles such as tension settings, dropped stitches, tying of knots and oiling.
Sock sizing charts and yarn guides assists the knitter knitter with the production of hosiery.
In addition, the skills of shaping hosiery and garment construction are outlined. The manual offers a vast ensemble of fancy stitch patterns for decorative purposes. A photocopy of the The Imperia Knitter Instruction Book is available in english.