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May 24, 2023

BJ's Hand-Cranked Socks

Barbara Schroeder knits socks with a 130-year-old antique sock knitting machine and cannot emphasize enough, the importance of wearing wool socks, even in summer.
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We think so little of socks. Barbara Schroeder knits socks with a 130-year-old antique sock knitting machine. The Hand Cranked Knitter and Sock Machine, invented in the United States and manufactured in North America, was essential. These machines were used between 1813 to the 1990s. Barbara tells the importance of these machines during WWI when the US had a national mobilization. Knitting was a heroic act at the time and all women were called to "knit their bit" to help the boys fighting in the trenches. Barbara cannot emphasize enough the importance of wearing wool socks, even in summer!

Producer: Özlem Ayşe Özgür
Videographers: Robert Lindberg, Eryka Dellenbach, Diana Cadena
Editor: Eryka Dellenbach
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