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.

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Scientists also noted that knitting releases the mood-regulator serotonin in the brain. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "WATCH: The Countless Ways Knitting Can Improve Your Health and Happiness," 25 Apr. 2018 Born in Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi Province in southeastern China, Ding showed an early interest in fashion, hand-knitting sweaters as a teenager and modeling part time in college. Shan Li, WSJ, "A Day in the Life of Xia Ding, the Exec and Formidable Fashion Force," 12 Feb. 2019 Eleanore enjoyed knitting and produced cherished fishermen knit afghans for her family, was a gifted gardener, and a terrific skier., "Eleanore P. Buxton," 8 July 2018 My friend Alanna wrote a lovely book, The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater, which is basically an ode to the life-changing magic of knitting. Talia Abbas, SELF, "11 Wellness Things Our Editors Tried and Loved This Month," 1 Feb. 2019 Amenities The Bullitt offers a calendar that includes events like knitting classes, literary readings and running-club jaunts. New York Times, "In Belfast, a Hotel Inspired by a Steve McQueen Movie," 24 Feb. 2018 Where another granny might clutch her knitting needle and skein of yarn, Neel has a paintbrush and a white painter’s rag. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Searching for Myself in Alice Neel’s Radical Portraits," 26 Feb. 2019 The Farmington Libraries Maker Fair is an opportunity for the community to have hands-on experiences with 3D printers, soldering, knitting, coding, and more. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 20 Mar. 2018 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

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First Known Use of knitting

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 May 2019

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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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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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