The split stitch

In Section 16.4.1 (Wale fashioning) it was mentioned that widening resulted in a needle losing its loop by transfer to another needle so that, when knitting recommences on the empty needle, a 'tuck stitch' type of eyelet hole is formed (Fig. 15.1). In straight bar frame knitting, the covering of this hole is termed 'filling-in'. A similar technique has been developed for modern V-bed machines termed the 'split stitch'. There are two methods (Fig. 19.7a and b):

  • When knitting with a latch needle, a loop is transferred to an opposite bed loop but immediately, the delivering needle receives a new loop whilst at transfer height and this is drawn through the transferred loop. (Fig. 19.7a).
  • When knitting with a compound needle, the receiving needle takes and shares half of a loop on a delivering needle in the opposite bed because that needle has an open hook during transfer and does not cast-off its loop (Fig. 19.7b).

Front Knit Split Stitch

Front Knit Split Stitch

Latch Needle

Fig. 19.7 (a) Split stitch using latch needles. (b) Split stitch using compound needles [Shima

Seiki].

Fig. 19.7 (a) Split stitch using latch needles. (b) Split stitch using compound needles [Shima

Seiki].

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  • seth rodriguez
    How loop is formed on a shima seiki ssg machine?
    8 months ago

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