Knitchet

Knitch, Knitchel (1500), Knitchet (1602)

 a bundle of wood, hay, corn, or flax tied together. See also bundle, cluster, faggot, sheaf.
Examples: knitch of fern, 1823; of flax; of hay, 1300; of reeds, 1882; of straw, 1535; of wood, 1552.