Compound needle Taurus

The compound needle patented by Steiger has an original slider that makes the Taurus 2.170 XC unique. This slider, which works as a pallet to form the stitch, allows receiving a stitch while one or more stitches are stored in the hook of the needle. Thus, to move stitches laterally, it is not necessary that the opposing needles are empty since they can receive the stitches on their slider and then return them. A further step was taken with the addition of a storage punch located under the needle. Selected by a mono-selector, it adds a third storage capability of the stitch, necessary for the complete garment knitting of sweaters.
These innovations, available for the first time on a knitting machine, open up infinite possibilities for multi-layer knitting, complex in-lay knitting, intarsia and complete garment knitting.