Definition of Knitwork
1. Noun. Needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine.
Generic synonyms: Needlecraft, Needlework
Examples of category: Bind Off, Tie Up
Derivative terms: Knit, Knit, Knit
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knitwork
Literary usage of Knitwork
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Arts and Sciences: Or, Fourth Division of "The English Encyclopedia" edited by Charles Knight (1867)
"The article made in the stocking frame is not a stocking, but a piece of knitwork cloth, which is afterwards sewn up into, the form of a stocking by needle ..."
2. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1857)
"... four pair of stockings, four napkins, two pair of pantaloons for winter and two for summer, a waistcoat, a coat of cloth or knitwork for winter, ..."
3. A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins by Johann Beckmann (1846)
"302: " Which trade is properly stiled framework-knitting, because it is direct aud absolute knitwork in the stitches thereof, nothing different therein from ..."
4. American Journal of Education (1871)
"... a waistcoat, a coat of cloth or knitwork for winter, five blouses, a cap, two pair of shoes, six handkerchiefs, two belts, suspenders, and combs; ..."
5. The United Service (1903)
"He taught me to darn stockings to make them look like knitwork,—first, work the thread in a parallel manner, then catch those over and over." "Jan. i, 1778. ..."
6. Philadelphia and Its Manufactures: A Hand-book Exhibiting the Development by Edwin Troxell Freedley (1859)
"... America looked exclusively to foreign sources for her supply of the various articles designated as Fancy Woolen goods or Woolen knitwork. ..."