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 Take Up a Needle and Thread Tap into the nostalgia of the cottagecore trend with traditional crafts, such as embroidery, knitting, and crocheting. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "6 Ways to Try the Cottagecore Trend for a Taste of the Simple Life," 18 May 2020 Cleaning, knitting, quilting, and other activities that involve repetitive movements have been proven to have stress-reducing benefits. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Join in on This Texas Quilt Shop’s Virtual “Quilt-Alongs”," 2 Apr. 2020 Her hobbies included knitting, embroidery, and gardening., "Gina DiNinni Colaneri," 1 Dec. 2019 There’s a glut of self-care-centric lifestyle pieces, social media friends who are knitting, gardening, baking banana bread, crafting with their kids. Stephanie Danler, Los Angeles Times, "Quarantined Stephanie Danler works in bed and wages a ‘subtle music war’ with her family," 27 Apr. 2020 Seemingly everyone’s baking bread, or taking up any hobby that will keep their hands busy: music, painting, knitting, calligraphy. Sarah Todd, Quartz, "We’re all living in “The Yellow Wallpaper” now," 18 Apr. 2020 Do something mindless: puzzles, cross stitching, knitting. al, "Coronavirus stress relievers: 11 apps to get you through the pandemic," 27 Mar. 2020 The week features classes and artist talks dedicated to the fiber arts, including knitting, sewing, weaving, crocheting and felting. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Grand Marais' Hygge Festival embraces winter coziness," 10 Jan. 2020 Through the process of 3D knitting, the brand is able to create their products with little-to-no waste, the company claims. NBC News, "Why I love Rothy's shoes: Sustainability, style and comfort," 22 Apr. 2020

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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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24 May 2020

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“Knitting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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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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