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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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.
Compound needles do offer various advantages as opposed to latch needles, but to date could not be used for 4/cm gauge.