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Interlock

A doubleknit fabric made on two sets of needles called the cylinder and the dial with interlock gaiting. Interlock gaiting is where the needles of the cylinder are arranged directly opposite of the needles in the dial. This would also be true for the needles in the front bed and the needles in the back bed of a flat-bed or v-bed weft knitting machine. Needles opposite of each other cannot be selected at the same time. It takes two machine feeds of yarn to make one fabric course of interlock.