knit stitch


Definition of knit stitch

: 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

Examples of knit stitch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to basic sewing techniques, kids will learn casting on, the knit stitch, and binding off., "The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of knit stitch

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Knit stitch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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