Knit - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |nɪt|  American pronunciation of the word knit
Brit.  |nɪt|  British pronunciation of the word knit
irregular verb:  p.t. — knit or knitted  p.p. — knit or knitted


- a fabric made by knitting
- a basic knitting stitch made by putting the needle through the front of the stitch from the lefthand side (syn: plain)
- needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine (syn: knitting, knitwork)


- make (textiles) by knitting
- tie or link together (syn: entwine)
- to gather something into small wrinkles or folds (syn: cockle, crumple, pucker, rumple)


a style that knits together material from many different sources

a town knit together by farming

Knit a scarf for me.

She knitted her brow.

Time and rest will knit a fractured bone.

The best thing about sport is that it knits the whole family close together.

The city is broken into two parts which will never knit again.

He turned with knit eyebrows to his wife.

It looks like fabric, but it's really a knit.

He has a permanent knit of the brow.

My grandmother taught me how to knit.

She's knitting a sweater.

Emily knitted him some socks.

Knit one, purl one.

In a good report, individual sentences knit together in a clear way that readers can follow.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: knit
he/she/it: knits
present participle: knitting
past tense: knit or knitted
past participle: knit or knitted
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