• I Knit
    I Knit
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v knit to gather something into small wrinkles or folds "She puckered her lips"
    • v knit make (textiles) by knitting "knit a scarf"
    • v knit tie or link together
    • n knit needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine
    • n knit a basic knitting stitch
    • n knit a fabric made by knitting
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Additional illustrations & photos:

He knits He knits
We knit We knit
They knit They knit

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The cardigan was originally made to be a military jacket made of knitted wool
    • Knit To be united closely; to grow together; as, broken bones will in time knit and become sound.
    • Knit To draw together; to contract into wrinkles. "He knits his brow and shows an angry eye."
    • Knit To form a fabric by interlacing yarn or thread; to weave by making knots or loops.
    • Knit To form into a knot, or into knots; to tie together, as cord; to fasten by tying. "A great sheet knit at the four corners.""When your head did but ache,
      I knit my handkercher about your brows."
    • Knit To form, as a textile fabric, by the interlacing of yarn or thread in a series of connected loops, by means of needles, either by hand or by machinery; as, to knit stockings.
    • Knit To join; to cause to grow together. "Nature can not knit the bones while the parts are under a discharge."
    • Knit To unite closely; to connect; to engage; as, hearts knit together in love. "Thy merit hath my duty strongly knit .""Come, knit hands, and beat the ground,
      In a light fantastic round."
      "A link among the days, to knit The generations each to each."
    • n Knit Union knitting; texture.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The art of knitting originated in Scotland.
    • knit To tie together; tie with a knot; fasten by tying; join by making into or as into a knot or knots.
    • knit Hence To join the parts or ingredients of; put together; compound.
    • knit To weave by looping or knotting a continuous thread; form by working up yarn or thread with knitting-needles (see knitting-needle) into a fabric held together by a series of knots or interloopings: as, to knit stockings.
    • knit To form as if by knotting or weaving; put together; join closely; bring into intimate union.
    • knit To contract into folds or wrinkles: in the phrase to knit the brow or brows.
    • knit To make a textile fabric by interlooping yarn or thread by means of needles, etc.; make knitted work.
    • knit To unite closely; grow together: as, broken bones will in time knit and become sound.
    • n knit Union by knitting; knitted texture.
    • n knit Style or stitch of knitting; character of the work produced by knitting.
    • n knit In mining, a small particle of lead ore: commonly in the plural. Also nit, nitting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Knit nit to form into a knot: to tie together: to unite into network by needles: to unite closely, to draw together: to contract
    • v.i Knit to interweave with needles: to grow together:—pr.p. knit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. knit′ted or knit
    • n Knit (Shak.) a style of knitting
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  • George Burns
    “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
  • Alphonse De Lamartine
    “Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.”
  • Ellen Glasgow
    Ellen Glasgow
    “Some women like to sit down with trouble as if it were knitting.”


Knit your brows - If you knit your brows, you frown or look worried.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. knitten, knutten, As. cnyttan, fr. cnotta, knot; akin to Icel. knȳta, Sw. knyta, Dan. knytte,. See Knot


In literature:

Mrs. Scott was teaching her to sew neatly, and Faith had taught her to knit.
"A Little Maid of Ticonderoga" by Alice Turner Curtis
I can knit real good.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866" by Various
Rebecca rolled up her knitting work and rose to her feet.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
Mother stood by the woollen wheel, spinning, and my little sister Ruhama sat near her, knitting.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
He wrenched his knitted hands together until the joints cracked.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
She had knit for her son Tom all his life and her husband too, and was now knitting for Burke.
"In Orchard Glen" by Marian Keith
When men come here, you always remind me of Madame Defarge and the dreadful knitting-women of the French Revolution.
"A Vanished Hand" by Sarah Doudney
Her eldest child, a little-girl, looked up from her knitting.
"Dick and His Cat and Other Tales" by Various
Would it cheer you up to hear a small romance of war and knitting?
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 11, 1914" by Various
His mother was knitting busily by the firelight, and they had both been silent for some time.
"The Grey Woman and other Tales" by Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell

In poetry:

Now no Christmas brings in neighbours,
And the New Year comes unlit;
Where we sang the mole now labours,
And spiders knit.
"The House Of Hospitalities" by Thomas Hardy
The rich man mourns his little loss,
And knits the brow of care;
The poor man tries to bear the cross,
And seeks relief in prayer.
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald
Once a girl was trained for sewing,
Spinning, knitting, nothing more.
She must never think of knowing
Aught of things outside her door.
"The Boys' And Girls' Thanksgiving of 1892" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Go thou, then, into thy life, nor sigh
For the dreams that have sunk and fled;
But knit thyself to the hopes that die,
But to blossom overhead.
"The Falling Leaves" by Alexander Anderson
One said—'My human loves were pure and fair,
'He would not have them cease;
'But, knit to His, I bore them in my heart
'Into the land of peace.'
"In The Garden" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
But Madam Sorrow scorns all this,
She shows no eagerness for flitting;
But, with a long and fervent kiss,
Sits by your bed—and brings her knitting.
"Prologue" by Heinrich Heine

In news:

The idea to knit the caps and give them to cancer patients originated with their teacher, Felicia Parker.
A loom was used to knit the caps.
We bring you this nifty story from the BBC, which features a French knitter who re-creates news stories with knitted dolls.
Tuesday knitting lessons are a reason to sit around Beauty and Beyond and socialize while working on a project or getting some pointers.
Kringle in "Miracle on 34th Street") had to learn how to knit for a role in the movie, "Sally and Saint Anne".
Dear friends in the knitting/crocheting community.
A Lawrenceburg woman is seeking donations of yarn, and perhaps a knitting machine , to assist her with knitting hats for people undergoing chemotherapy.
Knitting an Olympic-sized controversy, not everything of value has a price tag, Kenny Markiewicz' wild ride, the dark side of the bus monitor story, and the faces behind the flag.
A Lawrenceburg woman is seeking donations of yarn, and perhaps a knitting machine, to assist her with knitting hats for people undergoing chemotherapy.
I just wonder what to say when knitting is part of their performance.
A knitted dress during the Stella McCartney Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 show.
The Knitting Club is part of the Kent County YMCA program.
In a white knit dress, silver cuff, leather bag and sporty Alexander Wang sandals.
(She knits hats with llamas on them too.
All Time Low & Mayday Parade played to a packed house last night at the Knitting Factory in Downtown Boise.

In science:

In this case, the generalized supertranslation symmetries are realized as a result of knitting these (local and global) symmetries of the theory in a particular way.
Generalized Noncommutative Supersymmetry from a New Gauge Symmetry
The input data of the usual algorithm for constructing prepro jective components of algebra (”knitting procedure”) are the dimension vectors of (i) the indecomposable pro jective modules and (ii) the indecomposable direct summands of the radicals of the indecomposable pro jective modules (see , ).
On Lie algebras associated with representation directed algebras
Continuing this “knitting” procedure we get a map ψ as indicated on the picture, where the denominators of the cluster variables correspond to the composition factors of the H -module they come from.
Tilting theory and cluster algebras
Space-time as a whole is knit together by prescribing overlaps between the causal diamonds along one tra jectory and those along others.
Holographic Space-Time Does Not Predict Firewalls
Space-time is knit together by combining an infinite congruence of such time-like tra jectories.
Holographic Space-Time Does Not Predict Firewalls