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 Lately, there has been a deluge of crafting content on TikTok, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram, as crocheting and knitting shed the senior stereotype and emerge as fashion's newest fad among Gen Z. Leah Dolan, CNN, "Crochet culture is the internet trend that's both soothing and sustainable," 29 Apr. 2021 Wine and bourbon tastings, pairing events, and DIY classes for painting, knitting and more are all part of the fun. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mequon wine bar started as longtime lawyer tried to assemble friend groups," 26 Apr. 2021 This host will be expected to lead viewers through projects following tutorials from LoveCrafts’ inspiration pages (most of which will revolve around knitting and crocheting). Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "This Online Retailer Is Hiring Someone to Craft All Day," 24 Feb. 2021 Take up a hobby that involves tactile stimulation, such as painting, woodwork, gardening, baking, knitting, etc. Be mindful of your technology use. Andrea Loubier, Forbes, "How To Enhance Your Well-Being When Working Remotely," 5 Apr. 2021 So now my sister and I sit in bed together, listening to podcasts and finger knitting. Katia Hetter, CNN, "What kids are telling us about their pandemic lives," 28 Mar. 2021 Aquent has set up virtual clubs on topics like books, movies, knitting and games like Dungeons & Dragons. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, "Tech's hottest job title in 2021? 'Head of remote work'," 23 Mar. 2021 Even in its earliest periods, hand knitting had a sociopolitical bent, as the proletariat toiled to make luxury garments for European royalty. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, "How Politics Tested Ravelry and the Crafting Community," 22 Mar. 2021 During the last year many of us took up new hobbies to pass the time—like baking bread, knitting, or becoming your own chef, thanks to meal kit delivery services. Malia Griggs, SELF, "7 Cocktail and Mocktail Subscription Boxes for DIY Drinks," 12 Mar. 2021

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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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1 May 2021

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“Knitting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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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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