This woman likes to knit.
- The definition of a knit is a piece of fabric or a garment that is made by joining together interconnecting loops of yarn or thread in rows of stitches.
An example of a knit is a dress or sweater made of interconnecting loops of yarn.
- Knit is defined as to join together interconnecting loops of yarn or thread in rows of stitches into a garment or piece of fabric using a machine or special needles.
An example of knit is to use special needles and yarn to create a sweater.
transitive verbknit′ted or , knit′ting
- to make (cloth or a garment) by interconnecting loops of yarn or thread in rows of stitches by means of a pair of special needles or a machine
- to form into cloth in this way rather than by weaving
- to form (one or more stitches of the basic type): “K2, P2” means “knit two stitches, purl 2 stitches”
- to join together closely and firmly; unite
- to draw (the brows) together; contract in wrinkles
- Now Chiefly Dial. to tie or fasten in or with a knot
Origin of knitMiddle English knitten from Old English cnyttan (akin to German knütten, to tie (fishing) nets) from base of cnotta, knot
- to make cloth or a garment by knitting yarn or thread
- to produce a basic stitch or stitches
- to become joined together closely and firmly
- to become whole or intact, as a broken bone
- to become contracted into a frown: said of the eyebrows
verbknit, or knit·ted knit·ting, knits
- To make (a fabric or garment) by intertwining yarn or thread in a series of connected loops either by hand, with knitting needles, or on a machine.
- To form (yarn or thread) into fabric by intertwining.
- To join closely; unite securely.
- To draw (the brows) together in wrinkles; furrow.
- To make a fabric or garment by knitting.
- To become securely joined or mended together closely, as a fractured bone.
- To come together in wrinkles or furrows, as the brows.
- A fabric or garment made by knitting.
- The way in which a fabric has been knit: a loose knit.
Origin of knitMiddle English knitten to tie in a knot from Old English cnyttan
(third-person singular simple present knits, present participle knitting, simple past and past participle knit or knitted)
- and (intransitive) To turn thread or yarn into a piece of fabric by forming loops that are pulled through each other. This can be done by hand with needles or by machine.
- to knit a stocking
- The first generation knitted to order; the second still knits for its own use; the next leaves knitting to industrial manufacturers.
- (figuratively) To join closely and firmly together.
- The fight for survival knitted the men closely together.
- (intransitive) To become closely and firmly joined; become compacted.
- (intransitive) To grow together.
- All those seedlings knitted into a kaleidoscopic border.
- To combine from various elements.
- The witness knitted his testimony from contradictory pieces of hearsay.
- (intransitive) To heal (of bones) following a fracture.
- I’ll go skiing again after my bones knit.
- To form into a knot, or into knots; to tie together, as cord; to fasten by tying.
- To draw together; to contract into wrinkles.