Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Latch Needle

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_6790

One of the two types of knitting machine needles. The latch needle has a small terminal hook with a latch that pivots automatically in knitting to close the hook. The fabric loop is cast off. The latch then opens, allowing a new loop to be formed by the hook, and loop-forming and casting-off proceed simultaneously. Also see  Spring Needle.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA