verb (used with object), knit·ted or knit, knit·ting.
verb (used without object), knit·ted or knit, knit·ting.
Origin of knit
Synonyms for knit
Examples from the Web for knitter
Historical Examples of 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.
verb knits, knitting, knitted or knit
- a fabric or garment made by knitting
- (in combination)a heavy knit
Word Origin for knit
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.