Definition of heavy-knit in English:



  • (of a fabric or garment) thick, substantial, and close-textured.

    ‘a heavy-knit jumper’
    • ‘If ever there was a way to hide a pregnancy, it's with a heavy knit cardigan.’
    • ‘In many records I find that they were forced to preach and pray with their hands cased in woollen or fur mittens or heavy knit gloves.’
    • ‘For winter wear larger shoes are essential in order that two pairs of heavy knit wool socks may be worn when on duty.’
    • ‘Nothing says autumn in New York better than a long heavy-knit sweater.’
    • ‘Lambsdown is a heavy knit fabric that has a spongy fleeced nap on one side.’
    • ‘I donned a robe of heavy knit material that had a hood to cover my head.’
    • ‘Dickins and Jones have some excellent heavy-knit tights and bulky mohair-knit sweaters.’
    • ‘Mr Rocha's collection yesterday featured chunky heavy knit dresses and coats with herring bone patchwork.’
    • ‘For more formal workplaces, try wearing a heavy knit jumper with a small v-neck over a collared shirt and smart trousers.’
    • ‘While it's still cold, I decided to put this heavy knit sweater to use.’
    thick, bulky, cable-knit
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