If you decide to knit a sweater, you will need yarn, knitting needles, an instruction manual, and lots of patience! Knitting involves different kinds of stitches or consecutive loops that you create in rows.

The verb is derived from the Old English cnyttan, meaning “to tie with a knot, bind or fasten.” While knitting can also be completed with a machine, many people knit hats, scarves, and mittens as a hobby. Knit can also mean “entwine.” Two ideas or concepts can be knit together, and it could be said that a marriage knits two people together. Note that the ‘k’ at the beginning is silent.

Definitions of knit
  1. verb
    make (textiles) by knitting
    knit a scarf”
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    knit with a purl stitch
    form vertical ribs by knitting
    type of:
    create from raw material, create from raw stuff
    make from scratch
  2. verb
    tie or link together
    synonyms: entwine
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    purl stitch
    make with purl stitches
    intertwine, loop
    make a loop in
    crochet, hook
    make a piece of needlework by interlocking and looping thread with a hooked needle
    make a noose in or of
    type of:
    conjoin, join
    make contact or come together
  3. noun
    a fabric made by knitting
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    a cotton knit fabric used for underwear
    double knit
    a knit fabric similar to jersey that is made with two sets of needles producing a double thickness joined by interlocking stitches
    a slightly elastic machine-knit fabric
    stockinet, stockinette
    knit used especially for infants' wear and undergarments
    a knitted fabric or one resembling knitting
    type of:
    cloth, fabric, material, textile
    artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
  4. noun
    a basic knitting stitch
    synonyms: knit stitch, plain, plain stitch
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    type of:
    knitting stitch
    a stitch taken in knitting
  5. noun
    needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine
    synonyms: knitting, knitwork
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    type of:
    needlecraft, needlework
    a creation created or assembled by needle and thread
  6. verb
    gather something into small wrinkles or folds
    synonyms: cockle, crumple, pucker, rumple
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    type of:
    crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle
    make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
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