[ nit-ing ]
See synonyms for: knittingknittings on

  1. the act of a person or thing that knits.

  2. the act of forming a fabric by looping a continuous yarn.

  1. knitted work.

Idioms about knitting

  1. stick / tend to one's knitting,

    • to mind one's own business: Don't worry about my work—just tend to your knitting.

    • to devote oneself to one's assignments or responsibilities: Years of sticking to his knitting finally paid off.

Origin of knitting

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at knit, -ing1

Words Nearby knitting Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use knitting in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for knitting


/ (ˈnɪtɪŋ) /

    • knitted work or the process of producing it

    • (as modifier): a knitting machine

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