knitting

noun

knit·​ting ˈni-tiŋ How to pronounce knitting (audio)
1
: the action or method of one that knits
2
: work done or being done by one that knits

Examples of knitting in a Sentence

She keeps her knitting in the closet.
Recent Examples on the Web Flyers pinned to the grocery store’s bulletin board advertise groups for knitting, cross-country skiing, and weekly walks around Lake Talvatissjön. Erika Page, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Feb. 2024 Creating a pair of pants with a 3D knitting machine takes about two hours. Alden Wicker, WIRED, 14 Mar. 2024 Rosengren, the former owner of a needlepoint and knitting store, donated her mother’s pots and pans — and sold nearly everything else on Amazon, eBay and Craigslist. Katherine Kallergis, Miami Herald, 31 Jan. 2024 This six-pocket bag is perfect for hauling books, knitting projects, or snacks and can easily be scaled up or down to suit your needs. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Dec. 2023 Yet the photographs are of this bourgeois woman who’s well-dressed and who’s sitting with her knitting. Chris Klimek, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Feb. 2024 The joint orchestras will perform on the same stage March 8 at 7 p.m. Los Gatos Parks and Rec offers an entire catalog full of classes to teach knitting, new languages, dance and even how to declutter your home. Debby Rice, The Mercury News, 20 Feb. 2024 The centuries-old fabric, made by looping, twisting or knitting thread into various open-weave patterns, is more likely to evoke images of quaint cottage curtains or your grandmother’s bridal veil. Emilia Petrarca, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2024 Browse novels at Old Town Books, shoes at the Shoe Hive, items from local makers at Shop Made in Virginia and Made in ALX, gifts from Red Barn Mercantile, cocktail accessories at the Hour, and yarn and knitting supplies at Fibre Space, or visit consignment shops such as Twist and Encore. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 1 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of knitting was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Knitting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knitting. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

knitting

noun
knit·​ting
1
: the action or method of one that knits
2
: work done or being done by one that knits
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