In Picture 36, the transfer of one of the two needle-beds is the half-racking type. The needles are arranged on a front position and cannot work simultaneously; this option is used to transfer the stitches from one bed to another (picture 38).
A special hand tool is used for transferring the stitch manually on another needle.
The stitch transfer is a particularly useful in the production of complicated patterns (such as cable, aran and petinet stitches).
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