pattern chain

pattern chain

[′pad·ərn ‚chān]
(textiles)
A device on a loom or knitting machine that controls the pattern in the material.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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These replace pattern chains and drums and permit both unlimited repeat lengths and pattern changes in minimum time via remote control.