- 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
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
Related Words for knittingsew, bind, unite, mend, fasten, weave, crochet, web, intermingle, join, secure, cable, repair, heal, affix, contract, affiliate, interlace, link, connect
Examples from the Web for knitting
Contemporary Examples of knitting
More than secular nationalist movements or industrial interests or mental illness or knitting groups?Karen Armstrong’s New Rule: Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence
October 29, 2014
She could have auditioned to be the tavern wench or a faerie; instead, she signed on as a merchant, knitting chain-mail bikinis.Best Career Arc Ever: From Burlesque To Bartending
September 13, 2014
Fanning, ever the old soul, returned the gestures by knitting the veteran actors scarves.Dakota Fanning on ‘Night Moves,’ Climate Change, and Hollywood’s Poor Treatment of Women
May 29, 2014
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
Sure, they have the knitting around the ankles and the waistbands.NBA Players Are Wearing Sweatpants Again, but Now They Cost $550
November 11, 2013
Historical Examples of knitting
Suddenly she came to her feet, and tossed her knitting on the bed.Meadow Grass
What wonder that days became as years in knitting them together!The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby
For that purpose it is better than an arm-chair and a pipe, or a piece of knitting.The Slave Of The Lamp
Henry Seton Merriman
Her knitting was before her, but she had laid it down to pick her teeth with a toothpick.
The fingers of the knitting women were vicious, with the experience that they could tear.
- knitted work or the process of producing it
- (as modifier)a knitting machine
verb knits, knitting, knitted or knit
- a fabric or garment made by knitting
- (in combination)a heavy knit
Word Origin for knit
"knitted work," 1848, from present participle of knit (v.). Knitting-needle is from 1590s.
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.