knit stitch

noun

: a basic knitting stitch usually made with the yarn at the back of the work by inserting the right needle into the front part of a loop on the left needle from the left side, catching the yarn with the point of the right needle, and bringing it through the first loop to form a new loop compare purl stitch

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This season, the cable knit stitch gets a modern update thanks to sweater dresses from brands like Christopher Esber and Rowen Rose. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 4 Oct. 2022 In addition to basic sewing techniques, kids will learn casting on, the knit stitch, and binding off. BostonGlobe.com, 21 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of knit stitch was circa 1885

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“Knit stitch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knit%20stitch. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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