knit·​wear | \ ˈnit-ˌwer How to pronounce knitwear (audio) \

Definition of knitwear

: knitted clothing

Examples of knitwear in a Sentence

a few pieces of knitwear

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But this fall, designers are proposing the maxi for the cooler months as well, by layering it with signatures of the seasons, such as knitwear and outwear. Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra Shows How to Do the Maxi Skirt for Fall," 4 Sep. 2019 Six years ago, the apparel manufacturer Eagle Sportswear, in rural Middlesex, North Carolina, was ready to close, until Bayard Winthrop helped buy the knitwear plant. CBS News, "Made in USA: Bringing manufacturing jobs back to the homeland," 1 Sep. 2019 Demand is diverse for animal and plant products, prized for their medicinal properties or as pets, culinary delicacies, and products for knitwear and handbags — among many other uses. Washington Post, "From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species," 17 Aug. 2019 Providing a snapshot of the 4-year-old brand’s technical sophistication, the looks included textured yet translucent knitwear, which from the front row looked soft as a sponge. Washington Post, "Sunnei to Palm Angels, streetwear in fashion focus in Milan," 16 June 2019 At Missoni, technical treatments are all in service of the knitwear. Washington Post, "Sunnei to Palm Angels, streetwear in fashion focus in Milan," 16 June 2019 There are more things Made in Mexico City — knitwear, graphic tees, home goods — and some things made in Colorado, like Fortuna chocolate, coming along, too. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, "This Mexico City restaurant is coming to Denver for the summer," 5 June 2019 There were matching knitwear duffels, and maxi bags took on the micro-bag trend shown on other runways. Washington Post, "Sunnei to Palm Angels, streetwear in fashion focus in Milan," 16 June 2019 The caption tags an Italian cashmere and knitwear company. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Irina Shayk's Instagram being read like tea leaves," 12 June 2019

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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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