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Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.
Dorothy Day

Meaning of "knitting" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF KNITTING

knitting  [ˈnɪtɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KNITTING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Knitting is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KNITTING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

knitting

Knitting

Knitting is a method by which thread or yarn is used to create a cloth. Knitted fabric consists of a number of consecutive rows of loops, called stitches. As each row progresses, a new loop is pulled through an existing loop. The active stitches are held on a needle until another loop can be passed through them. This process eventually results in a fabric, often used for blankets or garments. Knitting may be done by hand or by machine. There exist numerous styles and methods of hand knitting. Different types of yarns and needles may be used to achieve a plethora of knitted materials; these tools give the final piece a different colour, texture, weight, and/or integrity. Other factors that affect the end result include the needle's shape, thickness and malleability, as well as the yarn's fibre type, texture and twist.

Definition of knitting in the English dictionary

The definition of knitting in the dictionary is knitted work or the process of producing it.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KNITTING


dating
ˈdeɪtɪŋ
decorating
ˈdɛkəˌreɪtɪŋ
editing
ˈedɪtɪŋ
exciting
ɪkˈsaɪtɪŋ
fascinating
ˈfæsɪˌneɪtɪŋ
fighting
ˈfaɪtɪŋ
fitting
ˈfɪtɪŋ
jenneting
ˈdʒenɪtɪŋ
lighting
ˈlaɪtɪŋ
limiting
ˈlɪmɪtɪŋ
marketing
ˈmɑːkɪtɪŋ
operating
ˈɒpəreɪtɪŋ
rating
ˈreɪtɪŋ
reknitting
riːˈnɪtɪŋ
sitting
ˈsɪtɪŋ
songwriting
ˈsɒŋˌraɪtɪŋ
upknitting
ʌpˈnɪtɪŋ
visiting
ˈvɪzɪtɪŋ
waiting
ˈweɪtɪŋ
writing
ˈraɪtɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KNITTING

kniphofia
knish
knit
knit stitch
knittable
knitted
knitter
knitting bag
knitting machine
knitting needle
knitting pattern
knitting wool
knittle
knitwear
knives

WORDS THAT END LIKE KNITTING

accounting
admitting
batting
betting
chatting
committing
cutting
emitting
formatting
letting
permitting
plotting
putting
resetting
setting
spitting
splitting
spotting
submitting
transmitting
upsetting

Synonyms and antonyms of knitting in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «KNITTING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «knitting» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of knitting
ally · bind · bond · combine · connect · contract · crease · fasten · furrow · heal · interlace · intertwine · join · knot · link · loop · meld · mend · merge · pucker · screw up · secure · tie · tighten · unite · weave · wrinkle

Translation of «knitting» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KNITTING

Find out the translation of knitting to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of knitting from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «knitting» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

编织
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

punto
570 millions of speakers

English

knitting
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बुनाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَبْك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вязание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tricô
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সম্মিলন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tricot
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Merajut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Stricken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

編物
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

뜨개질
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyulam
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

việc đan len
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பின்னல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विणणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

örme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lavoro a maglia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dziewiarstwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

в´язання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tricotaj
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πλέξιμο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

brei
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

stickning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

strikking
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of knitting

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KNITTING»

The term «knitting» is very widely used and occupies the 10.432 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KNITTING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about knitting

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «KNITTING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word knitting.
1
Clare Balding
I find people interesting. People trying hard are interesting. People with a passion are interesting - whether it's old cars or taxidermy or knitting.
2
David A. Bednar
A pattern is a guide or a model. Patterns are used in sewing and knitting, in wood and metalworking, and in a wide variety of other productive pursuits, activities, and jobs. Patterns help to avoid waste and unwanted deviations and facilitate uniformity that is appropriate and beneficial.
3
Sam Brownback
I think we just need to stick to our knitting on the topics and the subjects the American people care about.
4
Meg Cabot
Writing used to be my hobby, but now that it's my job, I have no hobby - except watching TV and laying around the pool reading 'U.S. Weekly.' I have tried many hobbies, such as knitting, Pilates, ballet, yoga, and guitar, but none of them have taken.
5
Ron Conway
Tech people like to stick to their knitting, and they measure their accomplishments by the growth of their company. Now the tech community is popping up and saying, 'We do need to be involved in our surroundings.'
6
Tony Curtis
It's such a human condition, whether you're a great track star or a great knitting person or you paint watercolors - someone knows who you are.
7
Dorothy Day
Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.
8
Sutton Foster
I think everybody has something that takes them away or makes them happier. To some people it's baseball or sports or knitting or the movies.
9
Ellen Glasgow
Women like to sit down with trouble - as if it were knitting.
10
Ann Hood
I learned to knit in 2002, six months after my 5-year-old daughter, Grace, died suddenly from a virulent form of strep. I was unable to read or write, and friends suggested I take up knitting; almost immediately I fell under its spell.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KNITTING»

Discover the use of knitting in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to knitting and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Knitting Book
With many celebrities picking up their needles and hundreds of people getting into knitting every month, this book will help you join the trend and enjoy knitting for many years to come.
Frederica Patmore, Vikki Haffenden, 2011
2
The Principles of Knitting
This is the definitive book on knitting techniques, with valuable information for everyone from beginners to experienced knitters.
June Hemmons Hiatt, 2012
3
Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book
Briefly traces the history of knitting, discusses yarns, tools, and basic techniques, and tells how to design, make, finish, and care for knitware.
Vogue Knitting Magazine, 2002
4
Big Book of Loom Knitting
Make hats, scarves, sweaters, an afghan and more-- without knitting needles!--
Kathy Norris, 2012
5
Knitting
Explains knitting techniques and includes ninety-nine patterns.
Amy Carroll, Dorothea Hall, 1981
6
Knitting Brioche: The Essential Guide to the Brioche Stitch
The first and only knitting book devoted to the brioche stitch, a knitting technique that creates a double-sided fabric, most classically a deeply-ribbed fabric.
Nancy Marchant, 2010
7
Knitting Technology: A Comprehensive Handbook and Practical ...
This latest edition of the definitive knitting technology textbook is an essential reference for all textiles students, textile engineers and technicians involved in knitted garment design and manufacture.
David J. Spencer, 2001
8
Fearless Fair Isle Knitting: 30 Gorgeous Original Sweaters, ...
Bestselling knitwear designer Taylor walks knitters of all levels through the Fair Isle knitting technique. With Taylor's simple patterns and large, easy-to-follow charts, the projects yield delightfully vibrant results.
Kathleen Taylor, 2011
9
Big Book of Knitting
Describes and illustrates the basic techniques of knitting; provides reference information on knitting problems; features advice on tools and materials; and includes a variety of patterns.
‎2001
10
Knitting
When two very different women stop to help a stranger in trouble, the two women are drawn together by their love of knitting, and the two women help each other overcome grief and loss as their friendship grows.
Anne Bartlett, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KNITTING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term knitting is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Fire at Nylon Knitting - timesofmalta.com
No one was injured in a fire at Nylon Knitting in Qormi, which was put out by Civil Protection fire fighters. The fire started from rubbish dumped ... «Times of Malta, Jul 15»
2
Boot The Activists! Macy's Should Stick To Their Knitting - Forbes
Macy's is not in the real estate business; it is in the business of satisfying consumers' dreams as one of the largest retail brands in the world. «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
A great way to unwind - New Zealand Herald
In recent years knitting has taken on a more hip persona, with the release of books such as Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'N' Bitch - which later ... «Wanganui Chronicle, Jul 15»
4
Warp knitting machine industry provides a clearer view on market …
ResearchBeam adds Global Warp Knitting Machine market 2015 Deep Market Research Report. The report on the Warp Knitting Machine ... «WhaTech, Jul 15»
5
Women proving the art of knitting can transcend generations
If your only recollection of knitting is as an old hobby of your grandmother's, you may not be aware that many consider knitting an art form and ... «WNYT, Jul 15»
6
DC camp knits ties among family and friends
Teri Huet started her one-woman knitting school, Knitting 101, on a dare. Friends who had seen firsthand her teaching potential urged her to ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
7
Blackpool knitting shop's name is a bit woolly
For a 6ft 1ins, well-built man with tattoos, opening a traditional wool and knitting shop in Blackpool might not seem the most likely career choice. «Blackpool Gazette, Jul 15»
8
Judy Greer on Guerrilla Camping and Knitting in Traffic
I didn't really travel a lot as a kid, so when I moved here 16 years ago, the thing I'll never forget—well, there are two things. OK, now I'm thinking ... «LA Magazine, Jul 15»
9
Almost finished knitting the turquoise striped sweater
Almost finished knitting the turquoise striped sweater. On Saturday, after a full day of work, I finished the body of my striped turquoise sweater. «MyCentralJersey.com, Jul 15»
10
Sales at Gossamer and Twisted; trunk show at Pearl Fiber Arts …
Sales at Gossamer and Twisted; trunk show at Pearl Fiber Arts: knitting news. turtle.JPG. Summer's a good time for small, fun projects like this ... «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»

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