Knitting, esp. circular knitting, machine needle - has integral stamped-out spring, instead of bowing whole needle shaft


The spring is formed by stamping out a slit in the needle shaft, about midway between the ends, leaving the stamped out portion attached at one end and giving the other end an enlarged or rounded head and bending it back towards the needle shaft to rest on the face thereof (rather in the fashion of a pocket clip for a pen). Such a needle can then lie with its flat face against one wall of the cylinder (or dial) groove and the spring pressing against the other wall. This gives better needle guidance, giving higher quality knitting at high speed, than when the whole needle is bowed so that the ends only contact one groove face while the bowed centre section contact the opposite groove face.




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    DE-2944300-A1May 07, 1981Schieber Universal MaschfKnitting needle - has a brake spring in groove along needle shaft
    EP-1589136-A1October 26, 2005Groz-Beckert KGSystemteil mit Bremsfeder
    US-7117694-B2October 10, 2006Groz-Beckert AgSystem component having a braking spring