The knitout operation miss D N CS instructs the knitting machine to move the yarn carriers in carrier set CS in direction D past needle N. Further, for the purposes of kickbacks, the yarn carrier is treated as if it just tucked on needle N in direction D.

This operation is rarely needed. It is generally used either to increase efficiency when automatic kickback insertion would induce extra carrier motion, or to force carriers to tangle when such tangling is desired.