v. knit•ted knit, knit•ting,
1) tex clo to make (a garment, fabric, etc.) by interlocking loops of yarn by hand with knitting needles or by machine
2) to join closely and firmly, as members or parts
3) to contract into folds or wrinkles:
to knit the brow[/ex]
4) to become closely and firmly joined together; grow together, as broken bones
5) to contract into folds or wrinkles, as the brow
6) clo to do knitting
7) clo a fabric or garment produced by knitting
8) clo the basic stitch in knitting, formed by pulling a loop of the working yarn forward through an existing stitch and then slipping that stitch off the needle
Compare purl I, 1)
Etymology: bef. 1000; ME knitte, OE cnyttan to tie; c. MD, MLG knutten; akin to knot I knit′ta•ble, adj. knit′ter, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.


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