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.

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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 Yarn bombing is a form for street art in which artists creating displays from yarn, typically crochet, but sometimes knitting. Claire Wolters,, "Meet the Philly artist who yarn bombing around the city to attract Taylor Swift's attention," 10 July 2018 In New Jersey, yarn is tax-exempt only if used for knitting. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Interstate Tax Grab," 15 Apr. 2018 Ladies are knitting and crocheting together all for a good cause in Cypress. Vagney Bradley, Houston Chronicle, "Cypress women spread compassion by making quilts and hats," 27 Mar. 2018 Marie enjoyed knitting, puzzles, mahjong, reading, and travel., "Marie Sanders," 1 July 2018 People gesture and wave, seem to hold invisible objects, or arrange items or mime doing something like cooking or knitting. Sallie Tisdale, Good Housekeeping, "Everything to Expect, Say, and Do When a Loved One Is About to Die," 13 June 2018 Ruby had talented hands and loved crocheting, knitting and gardening. Hartford Courant,, "Ruby M. Cole," 12 July 2018 Working mostly in women’s fiction, Macomber has hammered out more than 160 novels, 10 books on cooking, knitting and faith, and appeared in more than 40 anthologies in a career dating to 1985. Trevor Fraser,, "Author Debbie Macomber marks milestone with celebration in Orlando," 26 Apr. 2018

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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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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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