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latch needle click to hear : latch needle

Needle with a hooked end that is closed by means of a small articulated piece (the latch).
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butt shank latch hook

butt click to hear : butt

The raised part of the needle that allows it to move along a groove.

shank click to hear : shank

Part of the needle between the butt and the hook; it fits into a groove.

latch click to hear : latch

Articulated piece that closes the hook to hold the thread.

hook click to hear : hook

Curved part in which the thread is inserted.