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verb (used with object), hand-knit·ted or hand-knit, hand-knit·ting.
  1. to knit by hand.
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  1. knitted by hand.
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Origin of hand-knit

First recorded in 1915–20
Related formshand knitter, noun
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Examples from the Web for hand-knit

Historical Examples

  • Connemara has been long celebrated for its hand-knit woollen stockings.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4


  • "Well-kept homes and hand-knit socks will never save the world," said Alex's mother.

    The Next of Kin

    Nellie L. McClung

British Dictionary definitions for hand-knit


adjective also: hand-knitted
  1. knitted by hand, not on a machine
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verb -knits, -knitting, -knitted or -knit
  1. to knit (garments) by hand
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