- made by knitting, as a cloth article: a knitted bedspread.
Origin of knitted
- 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 knitted
I had a lot of knitted caps courtesy of the hospital volunteers and even my own knitting.A Breast Cancer Alphabet: F Is For Fashion Accessories
February 23, 2014
On Sunday, haredim in the Mea Shearim neighborhood punched and spat on a religious soldier wearing a knitted kippah.What Happens When We Call People 'Amalek'
July 17, 2013
Oduye knitted caps and baked cakes for the crew during production.Adepero Oduye, 'Pariah's' Scene Stealer
December 27, 2011
Strange, by what slender threads our lives are knitted to each other!Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
He looked from under his knitted brows at the newspaper man.In the Midst of Alarms
She knitted her brows over this fresh specimen of American slang.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
Hetty knitted her brows, and looked at him in her turn, scrutinizingly.Hetty's Strange History
Knitted, in her own stitches and her own symbols, it will always be as plain to her as the sun.A Tale of Two Cities
- 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 knitted
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.