knit·​wear ˈnit-ˌwer How to pronounce knitwear (audio)
: knitted clothing

Example Sentences

a few pieces of knitwear
Recent Examples on the Web This year, Loro Piana has enhanced traceability throughout its supply chain, so discerning shoppers can see exactly how their cuddly knitwear was made—down to the specific sheep farm where the wool was sourced. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 May 2023 Dozens of vendors from New England and around the world travel to Harvard Square to sell prints, candles, knitwear, vintage items, food, and more. Maya Homan,, 11 Nov. 2022 That moment affirmed her status as a knitwear influencer, and she’s served countless cozy looks in Manhattan since then. Alice Cary, Glamour, 11 Oct. 2022 Limited Too apparel had several distinct hallmarks: glitter and sequins; cartoon flowers; neon pinks, greens and oranges; touches of gentle ’60s and ’70s psychedelia; pastel knitwear with subtle sparkles; faux fur in both earthly hues and in colors that evoked troll dolls. Ashley Fetters Maloy, Washington Post, 27 Feb. 2023 Because of the hours involved and the degree of precise hand-work, the brand currently only makes between 15 and 20 bespoke suits a year and supplements the business with sales of handmade shirts and limited-edition runs of knitwear. Aleks Cvetkovic, Robb Report, 25 Feb. 2023 The majority of the collection is handmade in New York, minus some knitwear and leather goods, which are made in Italy. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2023 The knitwear can be swapped out for a blouse or shirt in warmer weather for a similar effect. Fiona Sinclair Scott, CNN, 13 Jan. 2023 As de facto leader of the artificial intelligence revolution, Altman presents himself as an avatar of good ethics and social responsibility, reinforcing this image with a wardrobe of refined, very expensive-looking knitwear. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 25 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of knitwear was in 1926

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“Knitwear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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knit·​wear ˈnit-ˌwa(ə)r How to pronounce knitwear (audio)
: knitted clothing
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