Compound needle C2.185

The compound needle patented by Steiger has an original slider that makes the C2.185 SCP 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.
These innovations, available for the first time on a knitting machine, open up infinite possibilities for multi-layer knitting, complex in-lay knitting, intarsia.