knit stitch

knit stitch
noun Date: circa 1885 a basic knitting stitch usually made with the yarn at the back of the work by inserting the right needle into the front part of a loop on the left needle from the left side, catching the yarn with the point of the right needle, and bringing it through the first loop to form a new loop — compare purl stitch

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • knit stitch — noun a basic knitting stitch • Syn: ↑knit, ↑plain, ↑plain stitch • Derivationally related forms: ↑knit (for: ↑knit) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • knit — I. verb (knit or knitted; knitting) Etymology: Middle English knitten, from Old English cnyttan; akin to Old English cnotta knot Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. chiefly dialect to tie together 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Stitch and Bitch London — is a London knitting group, who meet weekly in various venues across central London to knit in public.The group is open to anyone who wants join. There are no restriction on who can join, and attendance is free. Meetings happen all over London… …   Wikipedia

  • Stitch 'n Bitch — is a phrase that has been used to refer to social knitting groups since at least World War II. cite book |author=Macdonald, Anne L. |title=No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting |publisher=Ballantine Books |location= [New York… …   Wikipedia

  • knit — [nıt] v present participle knitting [I and T] [: Old English; Origin: cnyttan] 1.) past tense and past participle knitted to make clothing out of wool, using two ↑knitting needles →↑crochet ▪ My grandmother taught me how to knit. ▪ She s knitting …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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… …   English World dictionary

  • knit — ► VERB (knitting; past and past part. knitted or (especially in sense 3) knit) 1) make by interlocking loops of yarn with knitting needles or on a machine. 2) make (a plain stitch) in knitting. 3) unite or join together. 4) tighten (one s… …   English terms dictionary

  • knit — (v.) O.E. cnyttan to tie with a knot, bind, fasten, related to O.N. knytja bind together, M.L.G. knütten to tie, knot, O.E. cnotta a knot, from P.Gmc. *knuttjan, from stem *knutt . Of brows, late 14c. Meaning to do knitting (especially plain… …   Etymology dictionary

  • knit — [[t]nɪt[/t]] v. knit•ted knit, knit•ting, 1) tex clo to make (a garment, fabric, etc.) by interlocking loops of yarn by hand with knitting needles or by machine 2) to join closely and firmly, as members or parts 3) to contract into folds or… …   From formal English to slang

  • stitch — [[t]stɪ̱tʃ[/t]] stitches, stitching, stitched 1) VERB If you stitch cloth, you use a needle and thread to join two pieces together or to make a decoration. [V n adv/prep] Fold the fabric and stitch the two layers together... We stitched… …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”