Sponge Bar | Presser Bar

Sponge strip that holds the needles in position for knitting.



  • Other than cleaning and oiling your machine, the one essential maintenance item is the spongebar. This bar maintains the needle positions as you knit.
  • No matter how much you use your machine, the sponge will deteriorate over time.
  • A flat spongebar will cause any number of problems and is the first step in troubleshooting knitting problems.
  • A flat spongebar can potentially damage needles and carriage. Do not attempt to even push the carriage back and forth with a flat spongebar.

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