from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A network of yarn created by interlacing threads of yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine; knitting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine


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  • "knitwork," with tips, patterns, and a great variety of yarn.


  • When it comes time to install, she gathers up a team of friends and local volunteers to cut and affix the knitwork.

    Turning Knitting Into Art That Pops

  • The oldest knitwork Sundbø discovered in her late-twentieth-century rag pile was a pair of seventeenth-century mittens, discarded alongside heavily patched longjohns, black-and-white fishermen's sweaters, and decades of stylish pullovers and jackets adapted, often with clever variations, from patterns published in women's magazines that ranged from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.

    Women Artists Win!

  • I have ten and a half inches of more-or-less decent knitwork, more-or-less twenty-two stitches all the way up and down.

    Knit One, Cast Two, Rock On

  • Would the dragon unravel like knitwork if he did cut its line?

    Split Infinity

  • Its legs were formed of loops, its body of closely interlocked convolutions, and its tail was like knitwork.

    Split Infinity

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