- knit [nit]vt.knitted or knit, knitting [ME knitten < OE cnyttan (akin to Ger knütten, to tie (fishing) nets) < base of cnotta, KNOT1]1. to make (cloth or a garment) by interconnecting loops of yarn or thread in rows of stitches by means of a pair of special needles or a machine2.a) to form into cloth in this way rather than by weavingb) to form (one or more stitches of the basic type) [“K2, P2” means “knit two stitches, purl 2 stitches”]3. to join together closely and firmly; unite4. to draw (the brows) together; contract in wrinkles5. Now Chiefly Dial. to tie or fasten in or with a knotvi.1.a) to make cloth or a garment by knitting yarn or threadb) to produce a basic stitch or stitches2. to be joined together closely and firmly; grow together, as a broken bone3. to become drawn together in wrinkles, as the brown.cloth or a garment made by knittingknittern.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.