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 Fischer says Mayer Industries did a similar consolidation of its knitting machine business nearly 20 years ago. USA TODAY, "Titanic auction, Legos, mighty Mississippi: News from around our 50 states," 22 July 2019 Monthly activities calendars are filled with social events, health and wellness activities, cooking and knitting clubs, bridge tournaments, game nights and more. Houston Chronicle, "Village of the Heights offers range of activities, amenities," 19 July 2019 The twist is that the women and several other friends from a local knitting circle made pieces themselves just for a group date to see the flick, which is set in the 1920s. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Of earls and purls: Costa Mesa knitting group makes accessories to look the part at ‘Downton Abbey’ showing," 13 Sep. 2019 To its credit, Quilted Northern redid the ad, substituting sewing needles for knitting needles. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Can you knit a quilt? Of course not. And Marco Polo didn’t ride a llama to China.," 9 Sep. 2019 Her passions throughout her life included skydiving, swimming, triathlons, coaching, hiking, photography, soap making, sewing, knitting, gardening and painting., "Amanda Ruth Corwin," 8 Sep. 2019 The success of library craft classes inspired the staff to create borrowable knitting and crochet kits. Washington Post, "Don’t want to buy? You can borrow household items too," 21 Aug. 2019 There is a Jane Austen Book Club, a combination knitting and reading group, and a 15-year-old book club focused on art history for docents of the Long Beach Museum of Art. Agatha French, Los Angeles Times, "How Long Beach became a book club superhub, with 130 and counting," 15 Aug. 2019 Instead, her characteristic movement is knitting, throughout architecture school, at construction sites, at home, a kind of constant low-level making that, one suspects, allows her room to think. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "What ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette?’ meant to me as a woman in architecture," 13 Aug. 2019

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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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