knit stitch

noun

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

First Known Use of knit stitch

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of knit stitch was circa 1885

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