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[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.
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.
1350-1400; Middle English; see knit, -ing1 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for tend to one knitting


  1. knitted work or the process of producing it
  2. (as modifier): a knitting machine
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Word Origin and History for tend to one knitting



"knitted work," 1848, from present participle of knit (v.). Knitting-needle is from 1590s.

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tend to one knitting in Medicine

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.

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Encyclopedia Article for tend to one knitting


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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