verb (used with object), knit·ted or knit, knit·ting.
verb (used without object), knit·ted or knit, knit·ting.
Origin of knit
Examples from the Web for knit
There were little blond girls in knit hats next to elderly African American women hobbling on canes.Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence|Ben Jacobs|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had to lie abed for a month until my psyche began to knit and mend.Making Lincoln Sexy: Jerome Charyn’s Fictional President|Tom LeClair|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Speaking of threads, it occurred to me on the walk over here that your last name has the word “knit” in it.The Collector: Rebecca Solnit on Textual Pleasure, Punk, and More|Lauren Elkin|July 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A man in a knit cap called out to the friar on duty, Father Paul Lostritto.
A pair of urns dispensed coffee and the man in the knit cap raised a steaming Styrofoam cup.
Mrs. Ennis knit her brows in thought, her blue eyes dark with conjecture.
Then knit one row in blue, and turn, casting off seventeen stitches.The Ladies' Work-Table Book|Anonymous
Indeed, we had among us one girl who knit into a single pair of mittens, the alphabet and a verse of poetry in four lines.Ruth of Boston|James Otis
Dr. Miller's brows were knit as he tried to puzzle out what had happened.The Blue Ghost Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
He knit his brow, struggling with himself as though it were a hardship to grant his wife a favor.Pappina, the Little Wanderer|Katherine Wallace Davis
British Dictionary definitions for knit
verb knits, knitting, knitted or knit
- a fabric or garment made by knitting
- (in combination)a heavy knit
Word Origin for knit
Word Origin and History for knit
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.