latch needle

latch needle

[′lach ‚nēd·əl]
(textiles)
A fine steel needle for machine knitting which has at its ends a butt and a short hook with a latch.
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This crochet knitting machine with latch needles produces nets, ladder-resistant knits and both elastic and non-elastic technical and medical textiles.
THE Torrington Company reunion (Needle Bearings, Latch Needles, Screws and Universal Joints) will now be held at the Standard Triumph Club, Tile Hill Lane on Friday, September 13 from 7.30pm onwards (not the Phoenix pub as previously advertised).
WE are organising a reunion for ex-Torrington Co employees - needle bearings, latch needles, screws - at the Phoenix pub in Broad Lane on Friday, September 13.