What is a Bearded Needle?
A Bearded Needle, also known as a latch needle or compound needle, is a type of needle used in knitting machines. It has a latch or hook mechanism that allows the needle to hold the yarn in place and form stitches during the knitting process. The bearded needle is an essential component in the functioning of knitting machines, enabling the automation and high-speed production of knitted fabrics. It works in conjunction with other machine parts to create various stitch patterns and fabric structures.