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knit·ting

 (nĭt′ĭng)
n.
1. The act or process of producing something knitted.
2. Material that has been knitted or is being knitted.
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knitting

(ˈnɪtɪŋ)
n
(Knitting & Sewing)
a. knitted work or the process of producing it
b. (as modifier): a knitting machine.
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knit•ting

(ˈnɪt ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of one that knits.
2. knitted work.
[1350–1400]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knitting - needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machineknitting - needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine
needlecraft, needlework - a creation created or assembled by needle and thread
bind off, tie up - finish the last row
2.knitting - creating knitted wear
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
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Translations
حَبْكحِياكَة بالصُّنارَهنسيج مَحْبوك
pletení
strikningstrikketøj
neuletyö
pletenje
prjónaskapurprjónles
編物
뜨개질
pletenieúplet
pletenje
stickning
การถัก
örgüörmeörülmüş şey
việc đan len

knitting

[ˈnɪtɪŋ]
A. N (= activity) → labor f de punto; (= product) → prenda f de punto; (= piece being worked on) → labor f
I think I'll do some knittingcreo que voy a ponerme a hacer punto or (LAm) tejer
she put her knitting down on the chairdejó la labor sobre la silla
B. CPD knitting machine Ntricotosa f (Sp), máquina f de tejer (LAm)
knitting needle, knitting pin Naguja f de hacer punto or (LAm) de tejer
knitting pattern Npatrón m, instrucciones fpl para hacer punto, instrucciones fpl de tejido (LAm)
knitting wool Nlana f para labores or (LAm) para tejer
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

knitting

[ˈnɪtɪŋ] ntricot m
I like knitting → J'aime le tricot., J'aime faire du tricot.
to do one's knitting → faire son tricotknitting machine nmachine f à tricoterknitting needle naiguille f à tricoterknitting pattern nmodèle m (pour tricot)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

knitting

n
Stricken nt; (= material being knitted)Strickzeug nt, → Strickarbeit f; (= knitted goods)Gestrickte(s) nt, → Stricksachen pl; she was doing her knittingsie strickte
(of bones etc)Verwachsen nt, → Zusammenwachsen nt

knitting

:
knitting machine
knitting needle
nStricknadel f
knitting wool
n(Strick)wolle f, → Strickgarn nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

knitting

[ˈnɪtɪŋ] n (activity) → il lavorare m a maglia; (product) → lavoro a maglia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

knit

(nit) past tense, past participle ˈknitted verb
1. to form (a garment) from yarn (of wool etc) by making and connecting loops, using knitting-needles. She is teaching children to knit and sew; She knitted him a sweater for Christmas.
2. (of broken bones) to grow together. The bone in his arm took a long time to knit.
ˈknitter noun
She's a very good knitter.
ˈknitting noun
1. the work of a knitter. She was occupied with her knitting.
2. the material made by knitting. a piece of knitting.
ˈknitting-needle noun
a thin rod of steel or plastic etc, used in knitting.
knit one's brows
to frown.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

knitting

حَبْك pletení strikning Stricken πλέξιμο punto, tejido neuletyö tricot pletenje lavoro a maglia 編物 뜨개질 breiwerk strikking dziewiarstwo tricô вязание stickning การถัก örgü việc đan len 编织
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References in classic literature ?
Elliot was imparting a new stitch in knitting to Mrs.
Rub as she could, she could make nothing more of it: she was in a little dark shop, leaning with her elbows on the counter, and opposite to her was an old Sheep, sitting in an arm-chair knitting, and every now and then leaving off to look at her through a great pair of spectacles.
The Duchess, who wore gold-rimmed spectacles, and was a person of weight in the councils of the Primrose League, went calmly on with her knitting.
Already, at the age of thirty-five, her cheeks were whitening as her mother's had whitened, but for her there would be no memories of Indian suns and Indian rivers, and clamor of children in a nursery; she would have very little of substance to think about when she sat, as Lady Otway now sat, knitting white wool, with her eyes fixed almost perpetually upon the same embroidered bird upon the same fire-screen.
The nurse lit the gilt candles before the icons and sat down by the door with her knitting. Princess Mary took a book and began reading.
She was sitting up in bed, holding some knitting, which she had been busy upon during the last few days.
Poyser's thoughts immediately reverted to him when, a day or two afterwards, as she was standing at the house- door with her knitting, in that eager leisure which came to her when the afternoon cleaning was done, she saw the old squire enter the yard on his black pony, followed by John the groom.
Each had amazingly big, light-blue eyes behind steel-rimmed spectacles; each wore a cap and a gray shawl; each was knitting without haste and without rest; each rocked placidly and looked at the girls without speaking; and just behind each sat a large white china dog, with round green spots all over it, a green nose and green ears.
She was knitting, and could either look at Fred or not, as she chose--always an advantage when one is bent on loading speech with salutary meaning; and though Mrs.
Rachel found abundant time to sit for hours at her kitchen window, knitting "cotton warp" quilts--she had knitted sixteen of them, as Avonlea housekeepers were wont to tell in awed voices--and keeping a sharp eye on the main road that crossed the hollow and wound up the steep red hill beyond.
Her knitting was before her, but she had laid it down to pick her teeth with a toothpick.
Heep had asked permission to bring herself and her knitting near the fire, in that room; on pretence of its having an aspect more favourable for her rheumatics, as the wind then was, than the drawing-room or dining-parlour.