I bought this beautiful machine a year ago, but have been so busy with ‘stuff’ and ‘life’ that I haven’t had a chance to photograph it yet and share with you all what a wonderful find it is!
I bought from an Ebay seller here in Brisbane (he is an estate sale merchant). I paid $300 for this machine which literally, had never been used! It is circa 1979, making it over 30 years old. Some of you seasoned machine knitters might remark that I am crazy, BUT I think I got a wonderful machine for my money, as you will soon see why… (Click on the pictures for a description which explains why it is a ‘new’ machine).
Everything is still covered in plastic or has the packing materials – the cardboard box has styrofoam supports (still okay by the way!) The original (now yellowed) packing paper was still there, as was the protective foam insert in the accessories box and the cardboard protectors inside the hard case.
Even the tension dial still had its clear vinyl covering!
The 322 has an in-built Knit Radar. On previous and subsequent models, it was an optional extra. Comes with some really cool paper patterns for men, women and children – even cute little knitted pants and dresses for toddlers!
Not a drop of oil, dust, dirt or fibres to be found!
Everything is here – the oil bottle has never been cut – everything is still in its plastic!
The needle retainer bar (sponge bar) has had it and I will have to get it replaced. I have given everything an oil and clean as per the instruction book.
I am really looking forward to knitting my first garment on my machine! So excited!