|—vb , knits, knitting, knitted, knit|
|1.||to make (a garment, etc) by looping and entwining (yarn, esp wool) by hand by means of long eyeless needles (knitting needles) or by machine (knitting machine)|
|2.||to join or be joined together closely|
|3.||to draw (the brows) together or (of the brows) to come together, as in frowning or concentrating|
|4.||(of a broken bone) to join together; heal|
|5.||a. a fabric or garment made by knitting|
|b. (in combination): a heavy knit|
|[Old English cnyttan to tie in; related to Middle Low German knütten to knot together; see |
knitting knit·ting (nĭt'ĭng)
The physiological process by which the fragments of a broken bone are united or the edges of a wound are closed.
production of fabric by employing a continuous yarn or set of yarns to form a series of interlocking loops. Knit fabrics can generally be stretched to a greater degree than woven types. The two basic types of knits are the weft, or filling knits-including plain, rib, purl, pattern, and double knits-and the warp knits-including tricot, raschel, and milanese. In knitting, a wale is a column of loops running lengthwise, corresponding to the warp of woven fabric; a course is a crosswise row of loops, corresponding to the filling.
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