- The special design helps to avoid skipped stitches.
- The shank is flatter than on other needles with the same diameter. This means that the needle is closer to the hook, which also helps to avoid skipped stitches.
- For elastic or highly elastic knitted fabric
- The more elastic the material, the more suited the stretch needle is (if in doubt, use the stretch needle).
- Swimwear fabrics
- Fine jersey, silk jersey, single jersey, velour cloth
- Cotton knitwear
Available needle sizes
- NM 65, NM 75, NM 90
- Special scarf
- Shorter eye
Medium ball point
|Needle type||Stretch Needle||Super Stretch Needle||Jersey Needle|
|Available needle sizes||65/9, 75/11, 90/14||65/9, 75/11, 90/14||70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16|
|Point shape||Medium ball point||Medium ball point||Medium ball point|
|Key features||Special scarf/needle eye area, stronger shank flattening and blade reinforcement to prevent skipped stitches||Special scarf/needle eye area, stronger shank flattening and blade reinforcement to prevent skipped stitches; wider needle eye and widened thread groove for thicker threads|
|Application range||Elastic or highly elastic knitted fabric||Elastic or highly elastic knitted fabric, use of thicker threads||Knitted fabrics; better to use a Stretch or Super Stretch Needle for highly elastic fabrics|
In principle, there are three special needles to choose from for knitted fabrics: The Jersey Needle, the Stretch Needle, and the Super Stretch Needle.
“But which is the right one?”
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