Definition of knitting in English:

knitting

Line breaks: knit|ting
Pronunciation: /ˈnɪtɪŋ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1The craft or action of knitting.
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    • 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.
    • Crafts on show range from embroidery and knitting to doll making and china painting, with plenty of other weird and wonderful hobbies on offer.
  • 1.1Material which is in the process of being knitted: I put down my knitting
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    • Everyone immediately forgot my stunning knitting achievements and began oohing and ahhing over her knitting.
    • She insisted on bringing her knitting everywhere.
    • Her father put his paper down and her mother laid her knitting in her lap.

Phrases

stick to the (or one's) knitting

informal (Of an organization) concentrate on a familiar area of activity rather than diversify.
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  • The trend has taken on added momentum because so many companies are sticking to their knitting.
  • Whatever the root causes, the business culture has gone from revolution to counterrevolution, from ‘let's make our move’ to ‘let's stick to our knitting.’
  • We've simply stuck to our knitting, giving viewers the kind of top-quality, original programming they've come to expect from us.

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