knit·​ting | \ ˈni-tiŋ How to pronounce knitting (audio) \

Definition of knitting

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 In reality, there are more opportunities to embrace sustainability in the earlier steps in manufacturing — from the farming to the spinning, knitting, weaving, and dying of the fabrics. Olivia O'bryon, Forbes, 1 May 2022 On the last Sunday of each month, 89-year-old Pat Anderson of Escondido gets together with the six other local senior women who make up her highly specialized knitting circle. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2022 The shelves are filled mostly with books on sewing and knitting. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2022 Soft blankets and cozy sweaters double as a challenging knitting project and cozy addition to the new WFH lifestyle. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Apr. 2022 From Bernie Sanders’s Inauguration Day mittens to Tom Daley’s poolside crafting at the Summer Olympics, knitting has gone from granny pastime to zeitgeisty fascination. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 11 Dec. 2021 What was once an individual craft, knitting has become a group activity in recent years. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Apr. 2022 Some folks took up baking or knitting to occupy themselves during the long days and nights of early COVID lockdown. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 Mar. 2022 The political and diplomatic knitting of the region ended up bringing an ever-growing number of countries into the fray. Frida Ghitis, CNN, 15 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of knitting

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Dictionary Entries Near knitting

knit stitch


knitting machine

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Last Updated

25 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Knitting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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