knit·​wear | \ˈnit-ˌwer \

Definition of knitwear 

: knitted clothing

Examples of knitwear in a Sentence

a few pieces of knitwear

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The debut collection will feature garments made to the standards of Italian craftsmanship in knitwear, sweats, and rich cashmere. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Introducing Fila Fjord, a New Brand Helmed by Astrid Andersen," 4 Dec. 2018 By splattering on pattern, or adding details like rhinestones or ribbons, the brand injects wit into the world of fuddy-duddy knitwear. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, "This Exuberant Cardigan Is the Ideal Antidote to Office Air Conditioning," 16 Aug. 2018 Maydi After years of working in the fashion industry in Milan and Paris, Maria A. Zolezzi (aka Maydi) returned to her native Argentina and launched a free trade-high fashion knitwear label out of her home. Allie Lazar, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Best Shops in Buenos Aires," 23 May 2018 Paloma Elsesser seems to be taking whimsical knitwear into the big city, as well. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Kylie Jenner, Tracee Ellis Ross, and More," 4 Aug. 2018 Lucien Pellat-Finet, Osaka, Japan The celebrated knitwear designer brings his luxurious sweaters and such to the Shinsaibashi district with an ultramodern four-floor boutique designed by architect Kengo Kuma. Elizabeth Stamp, ELLE Decor, "The King of Cashmere Opens a Shop in Osaka," 10 June 2010 Tianna Liu showed an adorable knitwear collection for the under-12 set that looked prime for boutiques. Kristin Larson,, "Our favorite looks from the SAIC fashion show," 23 May 2018 My career goal is to build a knitwear company whose purpose is to make a change. Emilia Petrarca, The Cut, "These 10 FIT Students Are the Future of Fashion," 3 May 2018 Beginning with vinyl Peter Pan collars, oversized men's cardigans designed to be worn as dresses, and brightly hued knitwear, the one-woman show soon grew into a team of machinists as Quant opened more branches across the city., "Mary Quant, Mini Skirt Purveyor, Is Being Honored With A Fashion Exhibit," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of knitwear

1926, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of knitwear

: knitted clothing

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