- to make (a garment, fabric, etc.) by interlocking loops of one or more yarns either by hand with knitting needles or by machine.
- to join closely and firmly, as members or parts (often followed by together): The tragedy knitted the family closer together.
- to contract into folds or wrinkles: to knit the brow.
- to form or create from diverse sources or elements: She knitted her play from old folk tales and family anecdotes.
- to become closely and firmly joined together; grow together, as broken bones do.
- to contract into folds or wrinkles, as the brow.
- to become closely and intimately united.
Origin of knit
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Examples from the Web for knitter
Hippolito is mad, for he means this day to be married; the afternoon is the hour, and Friar Anselmo is the knitter.
As a freeman of Aberdeen I should be a knitter of stockings.'Life of Johnson
Ellen thought a pincushion might be useful; and the knitter of the large establishment provided me with comforters.
Drop worsted through the hole in the center of the knitter and draw it out at the other end, three inches.Spool Knitting
Mary A. McCormack
She gossips along, and scribbles, with the indefatigable finger of a maker of bobbin lace, or a German knitter of stockings.
- to make (a garment, etc) by looping and entwining (yarn, esp wool) by hand by means of long eyeless needles (knitting needles) or by machine (knitting machine)
- to join or be joined together closely
- to draw (the brows) together or (of the brows) to come together, as in frowning or concentrating
- (of a broken bone) to join together; heal
- a fabric or garment made by knitting
- (in combination)a heavy knit
Word Origin and History for knitter
mid-15c., agent noun from knit (v.).
Old English cnyttan "to tie with a knot, bind, fasten," related to Old Norse knytja "bind together," Middle Low German knütten "to tie, knot," Old English cnotta "a knot," from Proto-Germanic *knuttjan, from stem *knutt-. Of brows, late 14c. Meaning "to do knitting" (especially plain stitch) is from 1520s. Related: Knitted; knitting.