Welcome to Sock World

Hokitika’s online wool / yarn and sock store.

The home of NZ Autoknitter (NZAK) Circular Sock Machines, quality yarns, socks and accessories.




Hats, Gloves and Scarves


Ribbers & Cylinders







Knitting and

Knitting Kits

Come and see our Museum

See our vintage machines.

Come and see our selection of old and vintage knitting machines, and accessories. Watch as they are restored back to their former glory or look at some of the more wonderful machines we have seen passing through Sock World during our time in the Yarn industry.

See our vintage manuals.

We have spent decades collecting some of the most marvelous parts lists and instruction manuals. Now they are all here for you to download for free.

We have a wide selection of wool and…

Yarn / Wool

We have a huge range of New Zealand yarns and invite you to browse our online yarn shop, or wool shop if you are a Kiwi. Our NZ Wool shop has every type of wool you can think of.  If you are looking for hand knitting yarn or wool, this is the place to be.


Our range of socks covers many designs and types from possum dress socks to diabetic socks to work socks and tramping socks. If it’s socks you are looking for you are in the right place.

Sock Knitting Machine Accessories

We have quality new or mechanically restored and refurbished Circular Sock Machines; the Quiknite, the Imperia and, the Legare Sock Machine to name a few. Look at the others under Sock Machines. We also have Sock Machine stands, Ribbers and Cylinders as well as spare parts at realistic prices.

Knitting Needles, Sewing Needles & Accessories

From precision quality needles to giant wooden needles and all other sewing related accessories, Shop here to grab yourself a great product at a great price.

Sock Knitting Machines

We have quality new or mechanically restored and refurbished Circular Sock Machines; the Circular Sock Machine Quiknit and the Imperia Sock Machine, The Legare Sock Machine to name a couple; look at the others under Sock Machines we also have Sock Machine stands and Ribbers and Cylinders and spare parts at realistic prices.

Bulk Yarn / Bulk Wool

If you are an Indie dyer or a heavy yarn user, we have thought of you as well. Minimum orders are either 5 or 10kg but, you can mix and match from any of our products listed in the wholesale section and take advantage of regular specials.


Information / Education

But wait there is more. Online instructional Videos will be added from time to time and available for free download, as will the NZAK instruction Videos. Once again follow the easy links on the Video page.

This is the official Web Site for the NZAK Circular sock machines and parts where we are totally dedicated to providing you our valued customers with quality new or mechanically restored and re-furbished Circular Sock Machines, Ribber’s and Cylinders and spare parts at realistic prices.

Feel free to avail yourself and download as many of our online vintage CSM Manuals as you please by following the easy to use links on the Vintage Manual Page.

Check out our recommended links page for a list and links to the people we recommend as CSM teachers and repair professionals, need new needles we even have a link for that as well