Kriskrafter has an exciting new accessory for the LK-150/140, LK-100, and GK-370 Knitting Machine users.
The Needle Beetle needle selector
The Needle Beetle needle selector selects needles and pushes them in to "D" position so that you can then perform Tuck, Slip, Lace, Fairisle, etc. You hand select the first 8 needles in to the arrangement you want, then push the Needle Beetle across the needle bed and it will select the rest of the needles lickety spilt! Yes, this is similar to some old needle selectors but a couple differences: first mine is all made in the U.S., and secondly the old ones selected the needles only to "C" position - you had to then push them manually to "D" position.
The Needle Beetle will work on the 6.5mm LK-150, LK-140 (and also, I believe the Japanese machine GK-370), as well as the 9mm LK-100. Stay Tuned!
See a demo video here on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiO40h1e8AE
and here it's in use to make tuck stitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xikaWyfBLXk&t=1s
Available for ordering now on www.kriskrafter.com