knit·​ting | \ ˈni-tiŋ \

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

Hudson, New York The Wick Originally built in the 1860s to house a soap and candle factory, then converted to a textile manufacturer and later a knitting mill, this historic structure has been transformed into a boutique hotel. Jessica Flint, WSJ, "The Seattle Hotel Playbook," 3 Dec. 2018 This poor soul's life literally consists of dealing with Claire and Jamie's constant threat of public love-making, stepping in poop, being a third wheel, knitting, and sleeping with a dog. Mehera Bonner, Harper's BAZAAR, "Outlander Season 4 Episode 4 Reveals How Claire & Jamie May Die," 26 Nov. 2018 Once again, Becozi provides clear instructions on this alternative to arm-knitting. Madison Alcedo, Country Living, "5 Easy DIY Tutorials for That Viral Chunky Knit Blanket," 12 Dec. 2018 This beginner level kit come with all the wool required plus the pattern, knitting needle, sewing needle and a label — a great way to build knitting skills and create a beautiful and functional piece of home décor, too. Erin Nicole Celletti, Teen Vogue, "8 Gift Ideas for DIY Enthusiasts 2018," 26 Nov. 2018 This is what they were made for: Ceremonies, births, and knitting to pass the time in between., "The Handmaid's Tale Season 2, Episode 10 Recap: This One Hits Too Close To Home, You Guys," 20 June 2018 Free admissions to members or those who come with knitting needles. charlotteobserver, "What’s up this week in Charlotte’s visual arts?," 31 May 2018 Koskinin estimates that out of 102 Finnish athletes at the Games, half are knitting. Laken Litman, USA TODAY, "Finnish team knits together at Winter Olympics," 14 Feb. 2018 The local media, like a group of Madame DeFarges knitting at the guillotine, have publicly trashed Ms. Morgan since the beginning of the case. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Feds: Widow of UAW boss is 'trying to buy her way out of prison'," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of knitting

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of knitting

: the action or process of knitting clothing

: materials that are being used by someone who is knitting

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