Definition of knitting in English:



  • 1[mass noun] The craft or action of knitting.

    • ‘I've been doing some bits of knitting and sewing, and I'll post some pictures just as soon as I get my act together.’
    • ‘Often, many part-time pursuits, such as cake decorating, knitting and bookbinding, can be run from home because it saves time and money.’
    • ‘Those who teach kids all agree that those kids who saw their parents and grandparents knitting picked knitting up faster.’
    • ‘She does all the needlework and knitting, which she says is probably the most enjoyable part.’
    • ‘The number of women taking up knitting has doubled in the past few years, spurred not just by the desire to make something snugly for their family, but for others too.’
    • ‘The Guild has organised craft classes in crochet and knitting to commence in January and they will be open to nonmembers.’
    • ‘Very good with her hands, she had a particular flair for knitting and embroidery - skills borne out of necessities of growing up in early twentieth century rural Ireland.’
    • ‘The greatest benefit is the companionship you'll share when engaged in the process of knitting.’
    • ‘She was gifted with her hands and had a special talent for knitting and embroidery.’
    • ‘I'm no good at sewing, but I could do some knitting.’
    • ‘I seem to have finally mastered knitting on two circular needles!’
    • ‘Marjorie is a craftswoman and her knowledge of the history of knitting makes her a popular speaker at craft events.’
    • ‘Traditional crafts such as knitting and lace-making have a wonderful history in Scotland.’
    • ‘Erris is renowned for many things including its outstanding tradition in exquisite hand crafts like lace making, crochet, needlework and knitting.’
    • ‘If you thought knitting was limited to jumpers and scarves, then think again.’
    • ‘But how I wish I was adept at both knitting and sewing.’
    • ‘For the moment, knitting is my current hobby/addiction.’
    • ‘Crafts on show range from embroidery and knitting to doll making and china painting, with plenty of other weird and wonderful hobbies on offer.’
    • ‘In the mean-time I'm rediscovering the joys of knitting and having great fun in the process.’
    • ‘She did a lot of knitting and sewing, volunteered in her church, and sang in the choir.’
    1. 1.1 Material which is in the process of being knitted:
      ‘I put down my knitting’
      • ‘I've a feeling my knitting will go to the Salvation Army from now on.’
      • ‘She insisted on bringing her knitting everywhere.’
      • ‘Doreen picked up her knitting once more, the needles flashing in the lamplight and clicking rhythmically.’
      • ‘Emily smiled at me briefly before returning to her knitting.’
      • ‘Her household was run with thrift and economy - she always made her own jam, bottled fruit, made cakes and pastry and was never without her knitting and sewing.’
      • ‘I didn't answer, just picked my knitting back up and started to stitch.’
      • ‘Mrs Griffiths rested her knitting in her lap for a moment.’
      • ‘Everyone immediately forgot my stunning knitting achievements and began oohing and ahhing over her knitting.’
      • ‘Ladies have you any unfinished knitting or sewing at home?’
      • ‘‘Why don't you come on in then,’ she said as she picked up her knitting.’
      • ‘Her sitting room with its home-made curtains and baskets of knitting and needlepoint was the warm heart of the house, attracting the others to gather in it.’
      • ‘She tucked her knitting away in her bag and stood up.’
      • ‘Her father put his paper down and her mother laid her knitting in her lap.’