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circular knitting

noun
1.
a technique of knitting in circular or tubular form with curved or straight needles.
2.
(in machine knitting) a process of knitting tubular and seamless fabrics by using special needles and shaping the fabric by varying the tension or length of the stitches.
Compare flat knitting.
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