knit

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.

Primary Meanings of knit

1.
vn
make (textiles) by knitting
a fabric made by knitting
2.
v
gather something into small wrinkles or folds
Full Definitions of knit
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v make (textiles) by knitting

knit a scarf”
Types:
purl
knit with a purl stitch
rib
form vertical ribs by knitting
Type of:
create from raw material, create from raw stuff
make from scratch

v 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
noose
make a noose in or of
Type of:
conjoin, join
make contact or come together

n a fabric made by knitting

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balbriggan
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
jersey
a slightly elastic machine-knit fabric
stockinet, stockinette
knit used especially for infants' wear and undergarments
tricot
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

n a basic knitting stitch

Synonyms:
knit stitch, plain, plain stitch
Type of:
knitting stitch
a stitch taken in knitting

n needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine

Synonyms:
knitting, knitwork
Type of:
needlecraft, needlework
a creation created or assembled by needle and thread
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v gather something into small wrinkles or folds

Synonyms:
cockle, crumple, pucker, rumple
draw
contract
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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