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Knitting & Non-Woven – 1

Tuck Stitch and it’s Formation Process

A tuck stitch is composed of a held loop, one or more tuck loops and knitted loops. It is produced when a needle holding its loop (T) also receives the new loop, which becomes a tuck loop because it is not intermeshed through the old loop. The tuck loop thus assumes an inverted V or U-shaped configuration. The head of the tuck is visible on the reverse of the stitch.The side limbs of tuck loops thus tend to show through onto the face between adjacent wales. Tuck stitch structures show a faint diagonal line effect on their surface. In analysis, a tuck stitch is identified by the fact that its head is released as a hump shape immediately the needle loop above it is withdrawn. A knitted loop would be required to be separately withdrawn

Different types of Knitting needles

Primary knitting elements:Three primary knitting elements: Needle: Latch needle, Spring bearded needle & Compound needle. Cam: Knit cam, Tuck Cam, Missed cam Sinker: Holding down sinker, Knocking over and loop forming sinker Main parts and their functions of latch needle The hook: Grasping a new yarn in the process of knitting i.e. the hook which draws and retain the new loop. The latch: Freely rotating around the axle and tightly closing the hook owing to the spoon located at the end of the latch.