Sock World & Sock Knitting Machine Museum

Sock World & Sock Knitting Machine Museum

Sock World & Sock Knitting Machine Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Aaron
Auckland Central, New Zealand15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I always make sure I visit this shop on my travels on the west coast (usually every year) the owner of the shop is an absolute pleasure to chat to and always remembers me. I make sure I always buy a few pairs of socks for myself and my family they are of high quality and last longer than any others I have ever bought. I look forward to coming back soon
Written 20 July 2022
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andrewknight7
Hokitika, New Zealand188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
I went to the Sock World & Sock Knitting machine Museum here in Hokitika.
I was amazed at the exceptionally high quality of the socks for sale.I bought
a beautiful pair of possum and merino socks for about 25 dollars that are so
comfortable I never want to take them off ! The lady who served me was really lovely,
and made me feel welcome. I totally recommend this establishment to anybody looking
for top quality socks and or knitwear in Hokitika. Andrew
Written 1 June 2020
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MelbourneKaz
Melbourne122 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I popped in and had a chat about spinning wheels and crafting with a super friendly lady. I didn't buy anything that day but enjoyed looking at the socks and yarn they had for sale.

I brought my companion to see the sock machines on a different day and the woman working then could not have been more grumpy. She was completely unwilling to answer any questions about the sock machines.
Written 22 May 2020
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petonegirl
Wellington, New Zealand11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
I have bought several pairs of the colourful house socks for my son-in-law over the years to wear with his work boots. The latest pair I got shrank the first time they were worn and became all matted and unwearable. When I complained to the owner, she/he said they should not be washed in hot water. I explained they were never washed at all, just worn once. Then he/she said there was nothing they could do about it. These socks were $39.99 and totally unfit for purpose. DO NOT BUY FROM HERE. YOU WILL BE CHEATED.
Written 29 April 2020
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cscac
Petaluma, CA449 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Although I did not buy any socks here, it was wonderful to pop inside the store and see the beautiful socks that the owner makes. The machines in the back of the room are intricate. Who would’ve thought it was so difficult to make a sock? Great place to stop for a visit if you are in the area.
Written 23 February 2020
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Andrew B
Christchurch, New Zealand19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
heaps of socks to purchase but none knitted at the museum, no machines running just gathering dust would be good to get a machine for working demonstrations
Written 12 February 2020
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Tom N
Greymouth, New Zealand9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
We went here on a rainy day with some grumpy toddlers, didn’t know what to expect.. the sock machines were fascinating. I’ve now taken to researching sock machine mechanisation.
The range of socks was also prettty impressive, but it is a sock store so I guess that’s what you get.
Written 21 April 2019
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Jonathan K
Yatton, UK550 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Proving that there's a museum for (almost) everything somewhere, the sock museum is a look into that most mundane of clothing articles - socks.
There's a also superb selection of yarns and wool for sale, and my wife was regretting it wasn't really practical to stock up and ship a container load back to the UK!
The old machinery on display told the story of sock making back to it's earliest days, and socks of all descriptions are for sale.
A true one off, and my merino socks should prove their worth come winter!
Recommended.
Written 16 April 2019
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Gurgi89
Homer, Alaska, United States239 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
IF you're looking for yarn, they have lots to choose from. Plus all the knitting machines.
When I asked about the various yarns, the lady wasn't that helpful nor did they have the best colors, but that's personal preference.
Written 8 March 2019
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LOZQLD
Queensland52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Never put any thought into how socks were made. Fascinating! Worth a look while walking around town.
Written 22 November 2018
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM