Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine
  2. (noun, artifact) a basic knitting stitch
  3. (noun, artifact) a fabric made by knitting
  4. (verb, contact) to gather something into small wrinkles or folds
  5. (verb, creation) make (textiles) by knitting
  6. (verb, creation) tie or link together

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Knit

  1. O.E. cnyttan "to tie with a knot, bind, fasten," related to O.N. knytja, M.L.G. kn?tten "to tie, knot," O.E. cnotta "a knot," from P.Gmc. *knuttjan, from stem *knutt-. Of brows, late 14c. Meaning "to do knitting" (especially plain stitch) is from 1530. Knitting "knitted work" attested from 1880. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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