Sliders can also be used as temporary holding locations for loops transferred from the opposite bed. If a needle's slider is being used, the needle cannot perform regular knit operations since the slider will block it. Further, if a needle's slider is being used to hold yarn, no yarn carriers may be moved past the needle as they may impact the slider.
In knitout, sliders are referenced like as additional named beds with the names
One can use the
xfer instruction to move loops to and from the sliders, e.g.,
xfer f5 bs5 to place loops from needle
f5 onto the slider of needle