[ nit-ing ]
/ ˈnɪt ɪŋ /


the act of a person or thing that knits.
the act of forming a fabric by looping a continuous yarn.
knitted work.

Idioms for knitting

    stick/tend to one's knitting,
    1. to mind one's own business: Don't worry about my work—just tend to your knitting.
    2. 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for stick to one's knitting

/ (ˈnɪtɪŋ) /


  1. knitted work or the process of producing it
  2. (as modifier)a knitting machine
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Medical definitions for stick to one's knitting

[ nĭtĭng ]


The physiological process by which the fragments of a broken bone are united or the edges of a wound are closed.
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