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'July 19, 193s._ 2,124,304 ' v. LOMBAR'm KNITTING MACHINE Filed April 28, 1956 4 Sheets-Sheet 1 57.5 Í £3/ 22 47 /mmy' Vlam ATTORNEY July 19, 1938. ' n v v. LOMBARDI 2,124,304 _ KNITTING, MACHINE Filed April 2s, 195e 4 sheets-sheet 2 32 .71ml ßjágÉ/yfefdf ~á a É’YWw/Mi, mm ATTORNEY vJuly 19, 1938. - v. LOMBARDI - 2,124,304 KNITTING MACHINE Filed April 28, 1956 QJ@mlK 4 Sheets-Sheet 3 July 19, 1938. V. LOMBARDI 2,124,304 KNITTING MACHINE Filed April 28, 1956 . 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 ATTORNEY los " ’ 2,124,304 ' marmo. _nimma . Vincent Lombardi, Garden City, N. Y., assigner to Lombardi Knitting Machine Go., Inc., New York, N. Y.. a corporation of New _York Application nom 2s, 193s, _serial no. 76,154 31 Claims. (Cl. tti-5t) 'This invention relates to knitting machines and ' ' to knitting elements adapted for use therein. ' . ' . ' 5 Fig. 13 is a view similar to Fig. 1, illustrating> another modiiication; . -An object _of the invention is to provide a slm- « Figs. ld and l5 are views similar to Figs._l and ple and eiîective- machine for the production of 4 respectively,` illustrating stillvanother type of 5 patterned knitted fabrics of -a wide variety of -machine embodying the invention; ` 10 types. Fig. 16 is a view similar to Fig. 1 illustrating - Another object of the invention is the provision in a knitting machine of means for the another modification; Fig. v17 isla similar view illustrating another selective positioning of Ineedles or other knitting l0 elements, which means is of such character that ' form of machine embodying the invention; ` ‘ Fig. 18 is a- fragmentary perspective view illus- 15 ' 'the knitting -elements may be readily and ef. fectively manipulated to produce fabrics embodying desirable types of patternvedects and that the possibility of breakage of any of the parts 15 .is minimized; illustrating a further modification; > Figs. 20, 21, 22. and 23 are views taken in ver tical section thru a portion of another form of 20 ,o A further object is the provision of a knitting machine embodying the invention and showing element particularly adapted 'for a highly de_- the Darts in different positions; and . sirable type kof selective positioning. ~f trating the cam' of Fig. `l‘l; «_ Fig. 19 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view ’ ' Other objects of the invention will in part _be Fig. 24 is a sectional view along the line 25-24 of Fig. 22. 20 obvious and will in part appear hereinafter. Irl-the production of design fabrics, knitting _20 The invention omcorglinglyv 'comprises the feg.> machines utilizingselective mechanism includ tures of construction, combinations oli elements, and arrangement of parts, which will be exempliñed in the constructions hereinafter setforth and 25 the scope of the application of which will be intimated in the claims, _ - ing en inclined Pattern Wheel is Commonly em plßyed. The ordinary pattern wheel. however. is eîï’eciìive t0 impart Only e relatively Small m0veVmerli; t0 the needles.'a!1d f01‘ .this reason sepa- 25 _ 'rating cams are commonly utilized to impartv For a fuller understanding of the nature and'V additional movement to some or all of the se--. objects of the invention, reference should lie-had toY the following detailed description taken in 30> connection with the accompanying drawings, in which: > lected needles In Spille 0f Various DreeautiOns that 'have been utilized. considerable diñiculty has been experienced du@ t0 the tendency 0f 30 needles becoming misplaced from time to time Figure 1 is a view taken in vertical section and jamming against the Separating Cams. with thru aportion of a machine embodying the in- o the necessity of Stopping a machine while the . vention; 35 40' _ damage is repaired. Proposals have been‘made Fig. 2 is a similar'view taken thru a diiïerent needle slot, and showing the parts in a diüerent .for the Provision 0f Pattern Wheels having a de“ 35 l gre@ 0f inclination Sumcient t0 impart larger position; Fl . 3 is a view similar to-Fig. 1, showin the movements to the needles, but these have not at tained a Wide range of utility'ue paris5 in Stm another position; o With the foregoing and other diiilculties in _» ,g - Fig. 4 is a somewhat diagrammatic side view ' ‘View’ the present invention contemplates the pro' 40 _ _ showing the operating parts and illustrating the needle positioning;î . o v . ' Fig' 4a is a detail View Similar to Fig’ »1 show' ’ _ - different positions; » curring after a selective positioning of the knit ting elements will be positive and certain in op- 45 __ eration _ ' In accordance with the invention there may loeV ' provided knitting-element-means at leastl a por Figs. 6, '7, and 8 are similarl views showing th 50p arts in its aspects, of knitting elements therefor, of , such character that separating movements ocrA ing almodmed form of construction; Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 1, illustrating ¿a modified form of machine -embodying the invention; vision of knitting machines, and, in certain of _ tion of which is adapted for longitudinal move - ment in response to _the >action thereon by se-_50 Figs. 9, 1_0, and 11 are enlarged fragmentary ~1ective means'such as a pattern wheel, and »at transverse sectional views thru the pattern wheel 'least a portion of which is .adapted to be moved of Figs. 5-8; . _ , ß _ ' . Fig. l2 is a view similar to Fig. 4 illustrating _ 55 the operation of the machine of Figs. 5-11; laterally during such selective action. The knit ting element means may consistlof a single knit ting element such for instance as a needle, or 55 2 a,124,so4 a plurality of cooperating elements, as will be hereinafter exemplified. The lateral movement comprehend a series of members-such for ex ample as needles-With which other members of the laterally movable portion of the-knitting element may be caused by a camming action be tween the knitting element and a portion of the such for example as needles--are interspersed, needle bed in response to longitudinal movement of the knitting element; by a camming action In the form of construction particularly ex empliñed in Figs. 1' thru 4, there‘ is provided a as well as a series the members of„which are juxtaposed. between the knitting element and associated part ’in response to longitudinal’movement of the needle bed in the form of a stationary needle cylinder 5 which may be of the conventional î10 part; by a resilient action of the knitting ele type, and means comprising supports 6 and 1 10 ment portion in response to longitudinal move which are rotatable about the same. The cylin ment of the portion, or by other suitable arrange der 5 is formed with a vseries of slots 8 in which ment whereby a portion moves laterally in re there are provided knitting-element-means con sponse to longitudinal movement imparted to sisting in. the present instance of knitting ele- . another portion. A cam or other actuating .ele- n ments 9 in the form of needles which, as ex 15 ment acts on those of the laterally .movable emplified, are of the usual latch type, although> _ portions which are suitably positioned laterally, other types of needles such as beard needles to impart the desired operative movement there may b_e provided if desired. Each needle is pro to and passes those laterally movable portions- vided with a butt portion Ill.~ Certain of these which are otherwise positioned. Such means _butt portions, in the present instance, are ofthe 204 may be'operative merely to either pass or actu shape indicated at Il and include an extension ate'the portions to a given extent. When de l2 providing long butts for the needles, and sired, however, there may be provided in> ac others of which, as indicated at '|3, are without cordance with the invention an arrangement- these extensions and provide >a. short butt for wherein the laterally movable portion is movable the needles. The long-butt and the short-butt .between a multiplicity of lateral positions, a plu needles are interspersed about the cylinder. rality of which are such that the portion may be They may be arranged in alternation or- in actuated differently, depending upon which of said plurality of positions the portion is in. 30 In accordance with the invention also means may be provided whereby dial needles and simi lar knitting elements may be selectively actu ated with particular definiteness. » kWhile fabrics in which the yarnl is laid in, welt stitch fabrics, plural-yarn “interlock” fab groups of one, two, three, etc. Long-butt or short-butt needles may, indeed, be interspersed in any of ay variety of manners,---one form of arrangement being indicated in Fig. 4. ' A suitable number >of yarn feeds I4 are ar ranged to rotate about the cylinder with the sup ports 6 and 1. Following each yarn feed there are provided actuator means for the needles. 35 rics, suchas shown in my Patents Nos. 1,541,230, Such means, in the present instance, is carried 1,728,293, 1,728,294, etc., and other design fabrics _ on _the support 6, and comprises a. stitch cam l5, have been made on different machines; the mak an inclined pattern 'Wheel I6, actuating means ing of such fabrics successively on a single ma in the form of an advancing cam I1', and a long chine has commonly necessitated the replace butt actuating cam I8. The pattern wheel is. ment of parts. Inasmuch> as it is often desirable arranged to operate upon the lower surface I! to include such types of knitting in Y a single of the butt portions IIJ of -the needles and to fabric, or to knit fabrics >embodying such types either pass a needle or to move it longitudinally of knitting in rapid succession, the invention also >from a position A to a position B in the usual contemplates the provision of mechanism Where manner, and thus serves as selecting means for by the foregoing and other types of fabrics may the needles. The cam ll'serves to act on por `be produced in succession without stopping the tions 20, hereinafter to be described, of the se machine or replacing any of its parts. lected needles to advance certain of the needies While the invention iinds its more ready adap from the position B to a tucking position C. The tation in circular knitting machines having a cam I'I carries an adjustable member 2| which, stationary needle cylinder, it is to be understood when in the upper position shown in full lines, that it is adapted for use in. machines wherein will cause the selected needles to be advanced the needle bed is of any' of a variety of types fully to a' knitting position D. When the c_ain and is either stationary or movable. While the portion 2l is in the lowerl position, indicated by knitting elements particularly exemplified _are the dot-dash lines, the cam I'I will act only to latch needles, it is to be understood that the in raise the needlesto the tucking position. The vention is adapted. for use in connection with the cam-portion 2l may be’ adjusted manually, or operation of a variety of types of knitting ele the pin 22 may extend outwardly so as to be op ments including beard needles, jacks, sinkers, erated automatically at various periods in the etc. Again while the invention finds its most -, `operation of the'machine, as by the usual type ready adaptationin machines arranged for the of pattern chain mechanism. The cam Il is operation of all the needles (or _other knitting pivotally mounted and is arranged, when in the elements) in accordance with the invention; it full line position shown in Fig. 4, to"`act on those is to be understood that, without departing from ~ of the unselected needles which have long-butts ' the scope of the invention in its broader aspects, and to advance these from the position A to the needles (or other knitting elements) operated in position C. When in the dot-dash _line position, other well known or desired ways may be pro it will not act on the needles. The cam_ I8 is vided in certain parts of a. machine embodying- carried on a rod 24, which may be turned manu the invention and may be interspersed with nee ally to swing the cam, or may be operated auto ~ dles (or'other knitting elements) operated in ac matically as by pattern chain mechanism of the 70 cordance with theV invention; and it is to be usual type. , particularly understood that the terms “series of There is also provided in the present instance knitting-element-means", “series of knitting elc a cam 25 similar to the cam I8 but arranged to ments”, “series of needles”, “series of sinkers”, operate, when in the full line operative position, and the like, as used in the appended claims on the surfaces i9 of all the butt portions. This 75 2,124,804 cam may be swung by a rod 2,6 between an operf atlve and an inoperative position as indicated by the dotted and vfull lines respectively so as to place all the needles when .desired in the fully advanced position D. The rod 26 may be oper ated similarly tc the rod 24; . _ 3 . adapted to be engaged by the cam l1 Vwhen a por- tion- 21 is in` an outwardposi'tion, but not when a portion/21 is in an inward position. `Accordingly the surfaces 20 of those needles which are ad?vanced by the pattern wheel will be engaged by the cam l1, whereas the lower parts `of the - As will be apparent, for any single type of selec tion` of the needles of a given yarn feed, as by a vneedles which are received in the slots of the pat pattern wheel with a particular type of cutting, behind the cam il. The needles’ selected by the pattern wheel may be of the needles be formed with lower portions of the character exemplified, but some of them 'may -10 there may be produced a variety of design stitches. . moved into túcking position by the 'cam il so that the selected needles will catch the yarn but not knit, and they unselected needles will pass the yarn, asin the formation of a laid-in fabric. ' The selected needles maybe moved into knitting posi ` tion where they will receive the yarn and knit, and the unselected needles left in a retracted position tern wheel and not advanced will ride entirely ’ >As will be apparent, it is not-essential that allI 10 be of any ordinary or suitable form. However, by _ forming all of the needles as exemplified, a greater flexibility of design is obtained than when .ordi 15 nary needles are utilized at certain points. ‘ The modification of Fig. da, is generally similar to Figs. 1-4, except that’ the knitting element where they will not receive the yarn, as in the is aneedle jack. The parts corresponding to .20 formation of a welt stitch fabric. The selected those of Figs. l-4 are given the same reference 20 needles may be moved into knitting position, and.'v » characters with primes attached thereto. Thus,` 9' is the jack, while each needle 9" has a butt it' certain interspersed ones of these being long vbutts i2’ and the others being short-butts. i3’. of the unselected -needles having short-butts are Each jack has a butt it”, the lower surface it' of left in a retracted position, as in the formation of "interiock” fabric'of the general character of that which is operated upon by the pattern wheel i6’ described in my below noted patents. All the in the manner of Figs. 1_4. The lower ends of " needles may be advanced toknitting position. the jacks have portions 2l' >for lateral movement by means of the cam surface 28' in the manner `Other variations may be obtained. By the pro vision ci a plurality of yarn feeds and suitable of the elements of Fig. i. The cam-engaging cuttings on the pattern `wheels which will cause faces 2t' correspond to 2@ of Fig. 1 and when various needles to knit-at- diüerent yarn feeds, projected in the path of cam il impart a motion to the jack and needle in the manner of Figs. 1_4. there may be provided a single or double “inter lock” fabric, such as exemplified in my Patents Spring- 3i’ of conventional form may be used ‘to 35 Nos. 1,541,230, 1,728,293,"1,728,294, etc. There normally retain the jacks in the slots. _Instead of the laterally movable portion of the ' ' may also be provided a laid-in fabric wherein at knitting element-means being movable to only one yarn feed certain of the needles are in re tracted position and the remainder of the needles _one lateral position in response to the longitudinal are in tucking position and at a succeeding yarn movement of a portion of the‘rneans, the laterally those ofthe unselected needles having long-butts may be moved into tucking position. While those ' 40 feed all of the needles are arranged to knit, or a welt stitch fabric wherein at one yarn feed certain of the needles are in fully advanced position and ` .the remaining needles in retracted position and wherein the latter needles are advanced at one 45 or more of successive yarn feeds. The exempli movable portion may be movable to any of a plurality of lateral positions so that it will be actuated in different ways depending on which of these plurality of positions it is moved to. An arrangement of this character is shown in -Figs. 5 thru l2, wherein the parts are gen ñed arrangement >is also adapted for the knitting -erally similar _to the parts shown in Figs. of a wide variety of types of design fabrics, as 1 thru 4,- and are designated by similar reference well as for the knitting of .plain Jersey fabric.> numerals carrying the subscript a. In this ar Moreover, as willbe apparent, all these types of rangement the needles 9a arel all'forme’d with similar butt portions lila which may be actuated 50 knittings maybe included in a single piece of to move the needles longitudinally a plurality of 50 goods by a suitable operation of the yadjustable .cams and without change of- the pattern wheels different extents as by means such as exemplified .or other selecting means, with the result that in my co-pending application, lSerial No. 18,091,` patterned fabrics having> features impossible ñled April 25, 1935, or by other means which may Without such an arrangement may be readily and be of any known or suitable type. In the form 55 55 'i effectively secured. Besides the portions of the needles at I9 which are adapted to be selectively acted upon_and selectively moved a short longitudinal distance by the pattern wheel,_. the needles, in accordance with the present invention', are, as exempliiied, formed with portions 21 at their lower ends which» are adapted for lateral movement in response .to exemplified the pattern wheel .lßa comprises an upper plate 3l and a lower plate 32 providing teeth `33 with slots therebetween for» the recep tion of the needle ybutts and of needle-butt actu ators. Two types of such actuators are provided. 60 .One type, asindicated at 34, projects only slight ly from the body of the pattern wheel so that its -` A' period of engagement with a butt Ilia during the .- the selective longitudinal movement, the needles rotation of the pattern wheel will be short. ' _The other type shown at 35 projects further from .65 being formed at their rear vedges with cam sur faces 28 extending under a portion 29 of the the. body of the’pattern wheel so that it will ex -cylinder when the needles are in a retracted posi»` tend further under the butt and will be in con- -. ` " tion and adapted to cause the portion E1' of a `tact therewith for a longer period during the vneedle to be cammed outwardly when ythis needle rotation of the pattern -wheel and will thus ad- . zo is selected,I and moved _longitudinally by lthe pat tern wheel. As will be seen', this. outward,l---lat- . eral--~, movement of the needle accompanies. Vance the needle` toal further extent’than an Aactuator 341 -Empty slots, actuators ’_34, and actuators 35 maybe interspersed or. otherwise the longitudinal movement thereof bythe pattern ,arranged about the periphery of the pattern .- .. *Y wheel. The lportions 21 of the needles are Aalso formed with a cam-engaging or ffbutt” surface 2li wheel in any- desired manner, one arrangement will be apparent from the operation indicated in 4 2,124,804 f Fig. 12. The lower portions 21a are formed in vthe ~present instance with a cam surface 28a which, as exemplified, comprises a sloping surface stances where the provision of a cam which ex portion 36, a sloping surface portion 31 and an intermediate :dat surface portion 33. There is desirable, there may be provided an arrangement wherein the lateral movement of the knitting ele It will furthermore be appreciatedthat in in tends between needle-butt positions is not un also provided, besides a cam-engaging shoulder - ment is only of a single extent and wherein addi-I . 20a, an additional cam-engaging shoulder 20aa tional selective action is obtained by differences spaced from the shoulder 20a. These'shoulders in longitudinal movement. In Figs. 14 and 15 vare adapted when in anoutward position to be there is shown an'arrangement similar to that 10 engaged by a cam 39 which serves to advance of Figs. 5-12, but of this nature. In these iig 10 the needles. As will be apparent, when a needle is advanced a short distance from the position E to the -position F, as by an actuator 34, the sur ures similar reference numerals are utilized, but with the subscript c. A pattern wheel I6c sim ilar to the pattern wheel l6a is utilized to ad face Zilaa -Will be in position to be engaged by - vance the needles to either of two different posi the cam 39, but the surface 24a will still be at the tions.` The lower end 21c of the selected needles rear of the cam. Accordingly the cam will ad will be moved laterally by engagement of the vance the needle from the position F to a tucking needle bed by a single shortsloping'surface 29o position H. When, howeventhe needle is ad on the needles. When a needle is moved longi vanced a longer distance from the position'E to tudinally only a short distance, a cam-engaging 20 the position G, as by the actuator 35, then the cam will engage the surface 20a and will move the needle to fully advanced knitting position I. By the provision of the ñattened; portion 33 of surface Zlicc will be engaged by a cam 39e, and 20 the needle advanced to tucking position thereby, but a cam-engaging surface 20c will ride beneath this cam. On theA other hand, when a needle is the rear surface 29a, assurance is had that the f advanced a longer distance by the pattern wheel, 25 needle will be accurately positioned for the en the surface 20c will beengaged and the needle gagement of the surface 20a@ by the cam. It will advanced to knitting position thereby. be appreciated, however, that in certain instances InA accordance with the invention in its broad the surface 29a may slope continuously. ‘ It will `er aspects moreover, the portion of the knitting likewise be appreciated that in accordance with element-means which is moved longitudinally vso the invention in its broader aspects, the needle need not be integral with the portion of the knit bed may be formed -with a sloping surface at that ' ting-element-means which is moved laterally, portion which is >contacted by a laterally movable but the knitting-element-means may consist of portion of the needles, such as 2li and 21a, it be portions in the form of separate cooperating ele ing possible that needle surfaces 29, 3b, and 31 ments. Constructions of this nature are shown -355 for instance, may have a single point contact in Fig. 1,6 and Figs. 20-24. InFig. 16 there is with a sloping surface on that portion of the shown a needle 43 having a butt- 43 adapted to needle bed against which they work. be engaged by a stitch cam 45d for the retraction In Fig.`12, needles a, b, c, e, h, and k are shown of the needles. The lower partsv 21d of these in retracted position; needle d isV shown as en- > needles are formed with cam-engaging surfaces 20d adapted to be moved between a multiplicity 40 .gaged by an actuator 34; needle 1f is shown as en gaged by an actuator 35; needle g is shown as of lateral positions in one of which,l as shown by moved to the position G by an actuator 35. the nearest needle, it will not be engaged vby a Needles i and 9' are shown as moved to the posi camî in another of which it will be engaged by tiqn F‘by an actuator 34, the cam 39 having con an actuating cam 44, and in still another of which 45 tacted` the surface 20mi of the needle i; needle_ it will be engaged by an actuating cam 45. It l is shown with its surface 20a engaged by the -will be _appreciated in this connection that a cam 39; needle m is shown in tucking position knitting element may be formed with a plurality H after its surface tllaa has cleared the cam 39; of cam-engaging surfaces adapted to be knittedA and needle 'n4 vis shown in advanced position I by a single cam surface, as in Fig. .5, or with a single cam-engaging surface adapted to be en 50 after its surface vElla has cleared the cam. Needles e, h, and 1c are shown as being or having gaged by a plurality of cam surfaces as in Fig. 16. been passed by the empty slots of the pattern It is tobe noted thatl in the present instance the wheel; needles f, g, l, and n as having been en surfaces 20d on the needles, and the cooperating gaged by the actuators 35; and needles i, j, and 55 m as having been engaged by ‘the actuators 34. ‘ As will be appreciated, a wide variety of types of selective means may be utilized for selectively- imparting longitudinal movement to the needles.r One simple form _of such means is exemplified in 25 30 y 35 40 . 45 50 surfaces on the cams 44 and 45 are inclined out wardly so as to assure an effective grip 'of the cams on the needles. The lower surface 46 of the needles is inclined outwardly` and down wardly from the bed, and in order to eiïect the » lateral movement of the portionsA 21d of the Fig. 13 wherein the construction is generally sim >ilar to that of Fig. 5 and wherein similar parts 'needles there are provided elements 41 each con 60 stituting a portion of a knitting-element-means are identified by similar reference numerals ex consisting of the needle 42 and the element 41. cept that ‘the subscript b is used. In this case ' Each element 41 is formed with a downwardly the butts Illb on the needles are selectively actu and outwardly inclined upper surface 48 adapted ated by a cam 40 which is'movableA by means of to bear against the surface 46 on its needle and 65 a handle 4| from a position indicated in dotted to thrust the lower portion of the needle- out lineswherein it will not contact the butts to a wardly when the element 41 is moved upwardly. position shown in full lines in which it will con The extent of the lateral movement of the por ` tact the butts and move the needles -suiìiciently tion 21d will depend on the extent of the upward to laterally project their cam-engaging surfaces `movement of .the element 41. The elements 41 70 \ ZIJbb intor position to be engaged‘by a cam 39h, are provided with vbutts vIlld adapted to be selec or to a position such as shown in _dot-and-dash tively acted upon by a pattern wheel iSd similar lines wherein it will advance the needles suili ciently to move a surfacey 20h into position to be to the pattern wheel I 6a; the shorter actuators engaged by the cam 39h. the elements 41 sufdciently to move the laterally . on the pattern wheel being arranged to advance 5 l ' . l 'aia-1,304 i movable portions 21d to a position to-be engaged by the'cam 44, and the longer actuator elements on the pattern wheel being arranged to advance the elements 41 sufficiently to move the portions ,21d into a position to be engaged by the cam 45. In certain instances dependence on'. cooper ating surfaces on a .knitting element- and on a ' tuating cam 5lf is. narrpwed and is extended forwardly beneath the pattern wheel, and that the butts 49j on the tails of the needles are pro vided withl oblique upper surfaces 56 so that they may be snapped past the portion _52f during the operation of a - pattern wheel. When the. f needles‘are in their retracted position, the butts 49f are below the portion'52f and ride under it. *portion of its bed is undesirable, and >in such in stances the invention contemplates .the provision ' When, however, a needle .is raised by the pattern 10 _10 of‘means whereby the laterally movable portion >wheel, the surface 56 thereof will bear against of the knitting element is resiliently mounted.` the bottom of the portion 52j and cam the tail One formA of such construction is exemplified in rearwardly,v to swing it on its point of resiliency suiiiciently so that the butt 49! willmove up l ' Fig.. 17- wherein there is illustrated an arrange ment generally similar to the arrangement of wardly behind the portion 52j in the cam 5U* and 15 15 Fig. 1 and wherein the parts are indicated by -will clear this portion. Thereupon due to the re similar reference numerals with the subscript e. ' The needles 9e in this Acase carry butts -Ille which are similar thruout the seriesv of needles and slliency, the tail will swing back to a position ’ where the butt again projects outwardly so that it will be engaged by the actuating cam surface areselectively acted upon by a pattern wheel lße 55j of the cam 5U. Desirablythe forward edge 20 20 similar to the pattern wheel l5. The lower ends , -of the portion 52j has an upwardly protruding forward portion provided with a sloping forward 21e of the needles are mounted for lateral move surface 5l to assure against the butts 49j jam ment by the provision o'f a resilient portion be tween them and the butts._ The resiliency re- -' ming against the forward edge of the cam. This forward edge is preferably disposed at a. point siding in the present instance is a narrowed por well in advance-where the pattern wheel acts on 25 25 tion 46 which provides a particularly effective the needles. . yìeldability for the tail of the needle. It will-be In the operation of machines wherein dial and noted that this tail portion 21e is mounted out cylinder needles cooperate in the production of wardly from the rear of the slot 8e. The por the fabric and in analogous types of machines, tions 21e ofïthe needles are provided with butts it is often desirable that' the dial needles be actu 30 30 49 on which are formed laterally-extending cam ated selectively to produce design conformations, Vengaging surfaces 20e and longitudinally-ex tending cam-engaging surfaces‘50, and there is as for instance, in accordance with my co-pend provided a cam 5 i, shown in detail in Fig. 18, for " ing application, Serial No. 752,028, filed Novem actuating the needles in accordance ber 8, 1934. However, it is desirable to avoid 35 y35 selectively with the longitudinal position'they are in after complexity in the operating mechanism for the the passage of the pattern wheel 16e. When a dial needles and it has been found that by uti butt 49 is in a lower position as in the case of lizing the sinker movement to `control the opera the foremost needle in Fig. 17, the surface 50 of tion of the dial needles, a high degree of sim- the butt will be engaged by the forward surface plicity can bev obtained. In accordance with the linvention there is provided means to impart lon 40 40 52 of the cam and will ride to the rear of the cam ‘gitudinal movement to the sinkers whereby the on convexly curved surfaces 53, as indicated at q, needles (or, if desired, jacks therefor)> will and ride along the back thereof and into afrecess dial be moved laterally and to selectively position the 54, as indicated at t. Should needles 9e be raised slightly by some inadvertence the surface 50 may dial needles (or jacks). In the exemplified ‘con struction this means includes sinker-moving 45 45 ride along the back face of the cam 5I. When, cams and mutually cooperating cam portions on however, a needle has been moved to an upper the sinkers and on the dial needles to move the position, and the tail of the `needle has swung « latter laterally in response to the sinker move outwardly,-due toits resiliency, in the manner indicated, as in the case of the rear needle shown ment, andincludes also a rotary pattern member for the selective positioning of the dial: needles. 50 50 in Fig. 17 and the needle shown at r, the butts 49 vIn the form of construction exemplified in Figs. thereof will ride above the forward portion 52 of 20 thru 24, there is provided 4cooperating means the cam 5| and will be engaged by a camsurface on the sinkers and on the dial needles for posi 55 which will serve, as indicated at s; to `advance tioning the dial needles for actuation by a' cam; the nee'dle. Asr will be seen, whether the longi and there is also provided a pattern wheel for- 55 55 tudinal movement is of such extent that when it'v selectively controlling vthe position of the dial is completed a needle such as at r will be spaced above the cam, or whether the longitudinal needles so that the cam will actuate theneedles movement is just of sufiicientextent to permit the butt to swing outwardly, the outward (lat 60 eral) >movement of the needle will accompany Athe longitudinal movement rather than being an independent movement at a spaced point. Thel portions 21e of those needles which are not to one or another of different extents, or not at all, as determined by the pattern wheel. In this form of construction there is provided a needle bed 5g, which in the present instance, is -in the , form of a stationary dial having formed therein vradial slots 8g. carrying sinkers 60 and dial 9g. `There are also provided cylinder moved longitudinally-by the pattern wheelv will -needles needles 6| carried on a cylinder 6_2, the actuation 65 ride to the rear of the cam and will then be 65 of these needles being carried out as disclosed in swung out in_to the recess 54 againv by the tension , of the portion 48, but Will not be advanced by my said co-pending application, Serial- No. the actuating surface 55, whereas portions which have been moved longitudinally bythe pattern 70 wheelv will have their ‘butts actuated and will be 752,028, in i one of the manners exemplified herein, or in any other well known or suitable manner. ' . .. to knitting position-_by the actuating surface 55. Movable about the dial is a_ suitable number of lyarn feeds, and a support 63 carrying operating In Fig. 19 there is shown a construction which is similar to the construction shown in Fig. 17, except. that theforward portion 52j of the ac member 61, in association with one or more of advanced-as to tucking position, or, if desired, cams 64 and 65 for the sinkers, a stitch cam 66, an actuating cam 39g and a ñat rotary pattern 70 " 6 2,124,804 the yarn feeds. The sinkers and needles are tucking position and to leave the unseiected nee provided with cooperating cam surfaces 66 and l dles in retracted position, to move the selected - 69 whereby, upon the retraction of a sinker its needle will be moved to an elevated lateral posi tion. Each needle is provided with _a butt Illy needles to knitting position and to leave the un selected needles in retracted position, and to move the selected needles to knitting position and and with cam-engaging surfaces 20g and 20go'. to move certain of the unselected needles to tuck The portion of the needle on which the surface 209g is formed is provided with a flat surface 'I0 unselected needles in retracted position, as de - adapted to be engaged by actuators on the rotary 10 pattern member 61. This rotary pattern mem ber is provided with peripheral slots 1I. In cer tain of these slots there are disposed short actua tors 12 and in others long actuators i3, others of the slots being left empty. The rotary pattern 15 member 6l is -so arranged, that when a needle has been elevated by the sinker movement, the ~ needle will be left in elevated position as shown in Fig. 21 if an empty slot in. the rotary pattern wheel is juxtaposed therewith; will be partially 20 lowered if a short actuator 12 is juxtaposed ing position while leaving the remainder of the sired, prior to the reception of yarn from a single 10 2. A knitting machine comprising a bed, a .series of knitting-element-means on said bed, at least a portion of each of said knitting-element means being adapted to be moved longitudinally and at least a portion of each of said knitting 15 element-means being adapted to be moved later ally as an accompaniment of such longitudinal movement, means to impart such longitudinal movement to at least certain of said first men tioned portions and to selectively position the sec 20 ond mentioned portions, the last mentioned means yarn-feed. » - » therewith; or will be lowered .to the position shown in Fig. 20 when a long actuator is juxta including means tocause the second mentioned posed therewith. 'I‘he needles are formed with portions to be moved laterally when the first the bends ‘i4 in the usual manner `to prevent> mentioned portions are moved longitudinally and 25 them from dropping against the sinkers of their 'as an accompaniment of such longitudinal move 25 own weight after the support of the sinker has ment and means to cause a supplemental and se been removed before the operation -of the pat lective lateral positioning of the second mentioned tern wheel. ln operation, a needle and sinker portions, and actuating means adapted to selec being in the position shown in Fig. 20, the sinkers v tively engage said second mentioned portions de 30 are retracted~ by the cam 64 causing a lateral pending on their positioning. 30v movement of the needles- as shown in Fig. 2l, due ' 3. A knitting machine comprising a bed, a series to the camming action of the surfaces 68 on the of knitting-element-means on said bed, at least a surface 69. A cam ‘I4 serves to assure against portion of each of said knitting-element-means retraction of the needles. 'I'hereupon the sink being adapted to be moved longitudinally and at 35 ers are advanced by the cam 64 so as to move the ‘ least a portion of each of said knitting-element surface 68 back from' under the surface 69. 'I'he means being adapted to be moved laterally as an rotary pattern member then. rolls over the -needles and will pass a needle, partially depress it, or fully depress .it in the manner indicated 40 above. If it is passed, the surface 20g thereof will be engaged by the cam -39g’ and the needle will be fully advanced as indicated in Fig. 23. If, however, the needle is partially depressed, _the surface ~20gg thereon will be engaged by the cam 45 39g and the needle will be advanced a less dis-- tance. If the needle has been fully depressed, the cam 39g will -engage neither of the cam engaging surfacesI thereon and the needle will be left in a retracted position. The advanced 50 needles `will be retracted by the stitch cam 66 in the usual manner. n . It will accordingly be seen that there is pro vided an exceedingly safe and effective means for the production of design fabrics of a wide variety 55 of types. Since certain changes may be made in the above construction and diiîerent embodiments of the invention could be made without departing .from the. scope thereof, it is intended that allv 60 vmattei' contained in the above construction or shown in the accompanying drawings Vshall be interpreted as illustrative and not ,in a limiting sense. It is also to be understood that the following 65 claims are intended to cover all of the generic accompaniment of such longitudinal movement,v means to impart such longitudinal movement to at least certain of said first mentioned portions and to selectively position the second mentioned 40 portions in a multiplicity of positions, and actu ating means adapted lto selectively engage said second mentioned portions depending on their positioning. ' n. y y l 4. A knitting machine comprising a bed, a series of knitting-element-means on said bed, at least a portion -of each of said knitting-element-means being adapted to be selectively moved longitu dinally by a selecting'means and at least a portiony of each of said- knitting-element-means being 50 adapted to be positioned laterally in> response to the longitudinal movement of the ñrst mentioned portion, selecting means adapted to selectively engage the vfirst mentioned portions to impart> longitudinal movement of a plurality of selec 55 tively-determined extents to the selected portions, and actuating means adapted to engage the sec ond mentioned portions when _in- certain of said lateral positions and to selectively impartthereto longitudinal movement of a plurality'of extents 60 depending upon the extent of longitudinal move ment imparted to the i'ïirst mentioned portions by the selecting means.'` » 5. A knitting machine comprising a bed, a series of knitting-element-means on said bed, at least a 65 and speciñc features of the invention herein de scribed, and all statements of the scope of the portion‘of each of said knitting-element-means being adapted to be selectively moved longitu - invention which as a matter of language might dinally by a selecting means and at least a portion be said 'to fall therebetween. 70 The invention claimed is: l. A knitting machine comprising at least one yarn-feed, a series of needles, means for selecting 75 of each> of said knitting-element-means being adapted to be positioned laterally in response to 70 the longitudinal movement of the first mentioned the needles in a predetermined manner, and ad portion, selecting means adapted to selectively engage the first mentioned portions to impart- justable means adapted, depending on the adjust nient thereof, to move the selected needles to extents to selected portions, said» second men longitudinal movement of a plurality of selective I 75 ~ are-1,304 _ tloned portions being movable laterally .to a. plu rallty of extents depending on the extent of move ment of the ilrst mentioned portions, and actu bed being mounted for relative movement, means forming a part of said actuator mechanism for selectively advancing the knitting elements a ating means, said second mentioned portions and plurality of extents during said relative move said .actuating means being so arranged that the ment, means to cause lateral movement to one extent of a portion of each knitting element when actuating means will engage the second men tioned portions and move them longitudinally to advanced to one extent and -to cause lateral one extent when they have been moved laterallyl movement of said portion to another extent when to one extent and to move ,them longitudinally to advanced to another extent, each of said por 10 tions being formed with a plurality of shoulders 10 another extent when they have been moved lat adapted to be moved respectively into the path erally to another extent. - -‘ l i 6. A 4knitting machine comprising a bed, a series of needles on said bed, at least a portion of each of said needles being adapted to be moved 15 longitudinally by a selecting means and at' least f a portion of ea’ch of said needles being adapted to be disposed in any of'a plurality of lateral posi tions, means for thrusting a second mentioned portion laterally when a first mentioned portion 20 is moved longitudinally, selecting means to selec of movement, and cam means forming a part ' of said actuator mechanism and adapted to en gagewhatever shoulders are in its pathv of move ment and to actuate said knitting elements to one 15 extent when one of said shoulders is in its path and to actuate said knitting elements to another extent when another of saidgshoulders is in its its path and to pass said knitting elements when 20 neither of said'shoulders are in its path. ll. A knitting machine comprising a bed, a tively engage the iirst mentioned portions to> series of knitting elements on said bed, each of selectively impart longitudinal movement there said knitting elements _having a resilient tail and to, and actuating means adapted to engage said each tail being formed with a cam-engaging sur second 'mentioned portions when in certain' oi’ face, selecting means for selectively imparting 25 25 said lateral positions. longitudinal movement to the knitting elements, 7. In a knitting machine, a needle bed, a series ~ at least one yarn feed, a cam member formed of needle slots in said bed, knitting elements in with a cam surface adapted t‘o engage the cam at least certain of said-slots, means on said knitting elements to cause a portion of each of said knit 30 tingelements to be moved laterally as an ac companiment of the longitudinal movement there of, means to selectively impart longitudinal move ment to said knitting elements with accompany ing lateral movement, cam means, said cam 35 means and said bed being mounted for relative movement in a direction transverse oi' said slots, engaging surfaces of the knitting elements which- are selectively movable longitudinally, said cam 30 member being formed with a portion in the path of movement of said tails in preparation for yarn manipulating action at a single yarn feed Where ` by said -tails may yield resiliently when they meet said portion but will be lsvvung out by their resiliency into cam-engaging/position when they have been moved- to a given longitudinal extent said selecting means. gaged by said cam means to impart longitudinal « by12.J A knitting machine comprising a dial bed, a y l movement to the knitting elements when said series of knitting-element-means on said bed, 40 portions have been moved laterally. each. of at least a plurality of said knitting-ele and means on said portions adapted to be en 8. In a knitting machine, a bed, a series oi ment-means including a sinker and a needle, and knitting elements on said bed, means on said cooperating means on the sinkers and on a por knitting elements to cause a portion of each of tion or the' knitting-element-means other than said knitting elements to be moved to a plurality . the sinker for eiîectuating a control of the op of different positions d v ng the longitudinal movement thereof, means to selectively impart ‘ eration of said needles in response to an opera of said sinkers. s _ such longitudinal movement to said knitting ele \ tion 13; .A sinker-top knitting machine, comprising 45 ments, cam means, and a plurality of shoulders on -individual ones of lsaid _portions and adapted to 50V be engaged by said ïa series of. cylinder needles, a series of dial nee cam means to impart longi- " dles, a series of cooperating sinkers, means to actuate said sinkers, said sinkers being individual said dial needles, cooperating means >on the .knitting elements when said portions thereofl to sinkers and the dialneedles to cause a portion of have been moved to said positions respectively. a dial needle to be moved laterally in response 9. A knitting machine comprising a needle bed, , _’-tudinal movement of different extents to the to the movement of a sinker, means including the 55 aforesaid means to cause said portions of the dialy 'ments in at least certain of said slots, lactuator - needles to be disposed in a multiplicity of lateral mechanism, said actuator mechanism and said ' posi/tions, vmeans to selectively actuate said dial ìbed being mounted for relative movement in a needles to a plurality of `diiîerent extents in ac a series of needle slots in .said bed, knitting ele direction transverse of said slots, means forming 60 a part of said actuator mechanism for selective ly advancing the knitting elements as an accom p’animent of said relative movement, means to cause lateral movement of a, portion _of each . 65 knitting element when so advanced, each of said portions being formed with a shoulder adapted to ’ be moved into a path of movement of a part of Asaid actuator mechanism by such llateral move ment, and means forming apart of said actu cordance with the lateral positioning of said por 60 tions thereof, and means to actuate said cylinder needles. „ ' „ - 14. A knitting machine comprising a bed, a series of knitting-element-means on said bed, each of said knitting-element-means comprising 65 a pair of relatively movable elementsdcooperat ing means on each pair of elements to cause a portion of one of the elementsV to be moved later ally in response to longitudinal movement of the ` ator mechanism and adapted to engage at least other of the elements, means for causing'longi certain ’of said shoulders. when the portions car _tudinal movement of s'aid other of the elements, rying the same have been moved laterally and to selecting means `for causing. supplemental and . further -advance the'knitting elements.v ` 10. A knitting machine comprising a bed, a selective laterall movement of only certain of said «series of knitting elements on said bed, actuator laterally moved portions, and means to selec tively actuate said ones of said elements in ac-/zk/l> 75 mechanism, said actuator` mechanism and said » 8 2,124,304 cordance with the lateral positioning of said por tions thereof. .15.- A knitting element comprising a yarn-ma said inclined surface meets an obstruction thev jacent the front edge of the element, and a por butt will slide behind the obstruction due to the resiliency of the tail, and the other of 'said oppo sitely disposed edges being a cam-engaging sur face forming an angle not substantially greater tion spaced from said yarn-manipulating portion and having a cam-engaging shoulder and having tudinally of said tail as the tail'extends beyond nipulating portion adapted to receive yarn adja also a cam surface on the rear edge of the ele ment’and adapted for engagement with a co operating part of a knitting'machine to cause the second mentioned portion to be moved later ally during relative movement of the knitting element and the cooperating part longitudinally of the knitting element. 16. A needle comprising.. a yarn-manipulating portion adapted to receive yarn adjacent the front edge of the needle, and a portion spaced from said yarn-manipulating portion and formed to provide a generally lateral surface adapted to 20 be engaged by cam means when suitably disposed and to provide a cam surface on the rear edge of the needle and adapted for engagement with a cooperating part of a knitting machine to `cause the second mentioned portion to be moved later 25 ally when the knitting element is moved longi tudinally. 17. A knitting element comprising a yarn-ma nipulating portion adapted to receive yarn adja cent the front edge of the- element, and a portion 30 spaced from said yarn-manipulating portion and than a right angle with a line extending longi- ' said edge. ' . 21. A knitting machine comprising a bed, a series of knitting-element-means on said bed, at 10 least a portion of each of said knitting-element meansbeing adapted to be moved longitudinally and at least a portion of each of said knitting element-means being adapted to be moved later ally as an accompaniment of such. longitudinal 15 movement, each of said second-mentioned por tions being formed with a butt surface adapted to be engaged by an advancing cam to advance said second-mentioned portions longitudinally and each of said knitting-element-means including. a 20 yarn-manipulating element adapted to be ad vanced when the second-mentioned portion thereof is advanced, selective means to impart longitudinal movement to selected ones of the first-mentioned portions of the knitting-element 25 means to cause the second-mentioned portions thereof to be moved laterally as an accompani ment of said longitudinal movement, and cam means adapted to engage said butt surface on each of said second-mentioned portions which 30 has been moved laterally to advance the same and spaced generally lateral surfaces each adapted to to advance therewith the yarn-manipulating be engaged by cam means when suitably disposed elements thereof to a yarn-manipulating position. and to provide at least one cam surface on the 22. A knitting machine comprising a bed, a 35 rear edge of the element and adapted for en series of knitting-element-means on said bed, a 35 gagement withy a cooperating part of a knitting needle forming at least a part of each of said machine to cause the second mentioned portion Vknitting-element-means, at least a portion of to be moved laterally when the knitting element ì each > of said knitting-element-means being is moved longitudinally. adapted to be moved longitudinally and at least a 18. A knitting element comprising a yarn-ma portion of each of said knitting-element-means nipulating portion adapted to receive yarn adja being adapted to be moved laterally as an accom cent the front edge of the element, and a portion paniment of such longitudinal movement, each of spaced from said yarn-manipulating portion and said second portions being formed with a butt formed to provide at least one generally lateral < surface adapted to be engaged by an advancing 45 surface adapted to be engaged by cam means cam to advance saidv second-mentioned portions 45 when suitably disposed, and to provide at least longitudinally so as to move said needles into formed to provide a plurality of longitudinally one cam surface on the rear edge of the element yarn-receiving position, an oblique pattern Wheel and adapted for engagement with a cooperating adapted to selectively impart longitudinal move part of a knitting machine to cause the second ment to the first-mentioned portions of certain of 50 mentioned portion to be moved laterally dif-v said knitting-element-mreans to cause the second ferent extents When the knitting element is mentioned portions thereof to be moved laterally, so moved different extents longitudinally. a -yarn feed, and cam means adapted to engage 19. A knitting element comprising a yarn said butt surfaces of each of the second-men manipulating portion adapted to receive yarn tioned portions'which has been moved laterally 55 adjacent the front edge of the element, and a and to advance the sameto dispose the needles to 55 portion spaced from said yarn-manipulating por receive yarn from said yarn feed. tion and formed to provide a plurality of longi f23. A knitting machine comprising a bed, a iudinally spaced generally'lateral surfaces each adapted to be engaged by cam `means when suit series of needles on said bed, a yarn-feed, means 60 ably disposed and to provide a cam surface 0n the said needles, means to cause a portion of those rear edge of the element and adapted for engage mentwith a cooperating part of a knitting ma chine to cause the second mentioned portion to be moved laterally to one extent when the knitting 65 element is moved longitudinally a given extent and a cam surface on the rear edge of the element and adapted to engage said part to cause said second mentioned portion to be moved laterally to a further extent when the knitting element is 70 moved longitudinally a further extent. 20. A knitting machine needle formed with a resilient tail, a butt on said tail, oneof the oppo to selectively impart longitudinal movement to needles which are moved longitudinally by the 60. last-mentioned means to move laterally as an v accompaniment of said longitudinal movement, and means to engage those portions of the needles which have been moved Vlaterally to advance such 65 needles for reception of yarn from said yarn feed. 24. A knitting machine comprising a bed, a. series> of knitting-element-means on said bed, at least a portion of each of said knitting-element means being adapted to be‘moved longitudinally 70 and at least a portion of each of said knitting element-means being adapted to be moved later ì sitely-disposed edges of said butt being inclined ally as an accompaniment. of such longitudinal substantially from the end of the butt and in the v75 direction in which said tail extends whereby when movement, each of said knitting-element-means comprising a yarn-manipulating element adapted 75 ‘ 2,124,904 to be advanced when the second-mentioned por tion thereof is advanced, said second-'mentioned portions comprising resilientv tails, means includ , _ , _,9. ment-means being adapted to .be moved laterally , as an accompaniment of such longitudinal move-_ ment, means to impart such longitudinal move- _ ment to at least certain of said -iirst-mentioned ing said resilient tails and the surface ofV a ‘cam member to cause a lateral movement of said second-mentioned portions as an accompaniment of such longitudinal movement, and means to engage a part of each of said second-mentioned portions which has been moved laterally to vad portions and 'to selectively position the second -mentioned portions longitudinally, said second mentioned portions comprisingl resilient tails, 10 vance the same and to advance the'associated actuating means adapted to selectively engage said second-mentioned portions depending on the yarn-manipulating element to a yarn-manipulat ing position.A » _ 25. A -knitting machine comprising a bed, a series of kni'tting-element-means on said bed, at 15 leasta portion of each of said knitting-element means being adaptedto be moved longitudinally and at least a portion of each of said knitting element-means being adapted to be moved later ally~ as an accompaniment'of such longitudinal movement, each of said second-mentioned por 20 tions being formed with a butt surface adapted to ' be engaged by an advancing cam to advance said second-mentioned portions longitudinally and means including said resilient tails to cause a lateral movement of said second-mentioned por-_ tions due to such longitudinal movement, andA 10> positioning.` 28. A knitting machine comprising a bed, a se ries of knitting-element-means on said bed, at 15 least a vportion of each of said knitting-element-` means being adapted to be moved longitudinally and at least a portion of each of said knitting-ele' ment-means being adapted to'be moved laterally as an accompaniment of such longitudinal move-. 20 ~ment, each of said second-mentioned portions be ing formed with a butt surface adapted to be engaged by an advancing cam to advance said second-.mentioned portions longitudinally 'and each‘of said knitting-element-rneans including a of said knittlng-element-means including a 25 yam-manipulating element adapted to be ad >each yarn-manipulating element adapted to be >ad vanced when the second-mentionedl portion vanced when the second-mentioned portion there thereof is advanced, means to impart such longi to selectively position the second-mentioned por of is advanced, means to impart such longitudinal movement to at least certain of said ñrst-men tioned portions, cooperating means on the second mentioned portions and on other parts of the ma tions in a plurality ofl lateral positions, and cam means adapted to engage said butt surface on erally during such longitudinal movement, and tudinal movement to at least certain of said ñrst mentioned portions with an accompanying lateral 30 movement of the second-mentioned portions and each of said second-mentioned portions which is chine to cam said second-mentioned portions lat- ' cam means adapted to engage said butt surface on said second-mentioned portions in accordance 35 35 in a given one of said lateral positions to advance . with the lateral'position of said second-mentioned the same and to advance therewith to a yarn‘ portions, said machine including a pattern Wheel y manipulating position the yarn-_manipulating ele ment of the knitting-element-means of- which it is a portion. _ . y 40 ` 26. A knitting machine comprising a bed, a series of knitting-element-means on said bed, at - least a portion of each of said knitting-element means being adapted to be moved longitudinally and at least a portion of each of said knitting element-means being adapted to' be moved lat erally as an accompaniment of such longitudinal movement, each of said second-mentioned por tions being formed with a butt surface adapted to be engaged by an advancing >cam to advance said second-mentioned portions longitudinally and 50 having a selecting --action so that certain of said second-mentioned portions will be in position to be engaged by said cam means so as to be ad 40 vanced 4with the consequentL advance to a yarn manipulating position of the yarn-manipulating' element associated therewith and other of said second-mentioned portions will be in a position `to be passed by said cam means. 29. A .knitting machine comprising'a bed, a yarn-feed, a series of knitting-element-means on said bed, at least a portion of each of said knit ting-element-means being .adapted to be selec tively moved longitudinally by a selecting means each of said knitting-element-means including a ` and at least a portion of each _of said knitting yarn-manipulating _element adapted to be ad vvelement-means being adapted to be moved lat erally in response to such longitudinal movement vanced when the' second-mentioned portion there of is advanced, means to impart such longitudinal of the first-mentioned portion, selecting meansA adapted V»to selectively engage the ñrst-mentioned 55 55 movement to at least‘certain of said first-men 4tioned portions and to selectively position the portions to impart'said longitudinal movement to second-_mentioned portions,’the last mentioned the selected portions, means to impart lateralv means including la pattern wheel adapted to act movement to the second-mentioned portions of selectively to impartv longitudinal movement to only those knitting-element-means of which the Y 60 mst-mentioned portions are selected, .means 60 the first-mentioned portions and means whereby - forming a part of each of said knitting-element the second-mentioned portions of the knitting element-means Whose iirst-mentioned` portions means for manipulating yarn from said yarn have been moved longitudinally will be moved feed, and means for actuating said knitting-ele ment-means to cause thel manipulation of said laterally as an accompaniment of said longitudi yarn thereby, the last-mentioned means includ 65 65 nal movement, and cam means adapted to engage ing me'ar‘is adapted to engage said second-men „said butt surface on each of said second-men l tioned portions which has been moved laterally to advance the same and to advance the associated- yarn-manipulating velement to a yarn-manipulat 70 ing position. 27. A knitting machine comprising a bed, a series of knitting-element-means on said bed, at least a portion of each of said knitting-element : means being adapted to be moved longitudinally 75 and at least a portion of each of said knitting-ele tìoned` portions to which lateral movement has Y been imparted and to advance the same. 30..'A knitting machine- comprising a bed, a yarn-feed, a series of needles on said bed, means tol selectively impart’ longitudinal movementto said needles, each ofrsaid needles having a por tion adapted to be disposed indifferent lateral positions, cam'means adapted to engage said por-_ , tions when in certain of said lateral positions, 1- O 2,124,304 and to dispose said needles in position to receive member having a cam surface and having also a yarn from a yarn-feed, and means‘for selecting said needles and for causing said portions of only the selected needles to be in given ones of said> certain of said lateral positions. forwardly extending surface in advance of said - -31. A knitting machine comprising a bed, a been’so moved longitudinally and is in said given lateral position, and resilient means tending to series of knitting elements on said bed, a portion _ of each of said knitting elements being laterally movable and having a butt surface, selecting 10 means for selectively imparting longitudinal cam surface and continuous therewith and dis- y posed ,in position to extend under the butt sur face of a portion of a knitting element which has swing said portions into said lateral positions movement to the knitting elements, means to ac when they are moved longitudinally to a position wherein said butt surfaces may be juxtaposed with 10 said forwardly extending surface of said cam tuate the knitting elements when said portions member. are moved longitudinally and are in a given lat eral position, said actuating means comprising a , ‘ VINCENT LOMBARDI.