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 Made from organic cotton, the Napper is a breathable option that allows air to flow gently through the large knit stitches—a quality that prevents overheating and provides a cooling effect for hot sleepers. Lindsay Modglin, Verywell Health, 13 May 2024 Switch hands and continue on in knit stitch. Mariana Tuma, Good Housekeeping, 18 Feb. 2021 The original stocking frames produced only plain fabric, using the knit stitch. Virginia Postrel, WSJ, 17 Dec. 2021 Knitting is a binary language, and even the most intricate designs are mostly composed of two simple elements—a knit stitch (which looks like a flat V) and a purl stitch (which looks like a bumpy wave). Sandra Gutierrez G., Popular Science, 13 Nov. 2020 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., 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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