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knit (one's) eyebrows

To furrow one's brow, often due to worry or confusion. When I asked Bill about what happened, and he knit his eyebrows, I knew I was about to hear some bad news.
See also: eyebrow, knit

stick to (one's) knitting

1. To mind one's own business. Oh, stick to your knitting—I don't need to hear your opinion of every little thing I do.
2. To do only what one knows or is familiar with. You can't just stick to your knitting—you have to try new things too.
See also: knitting, stick

knit (one's) brow(s)

To furrow one's brow, often due to worry or confusion. Whenever there was a problem, my dad would sit in his favorite chair, knit his brow for a while, and then announce that he had a plan. When I asked Bill about what happened, and he knit his brows, I knew I was about to hear some bad news.
See also: knit

stick to the knitting

1. To mind one's own business. Oh, stick to the knitting—I don't need to hear your opinion of every little thing I do.
2. To do only what one knows or is familiar with. You can't just stick to the knitting—you have to try new things too.
See also: knitting, stick

knit together

1. Literally, to join or connect pieces of fabric by knitting them together. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "knit" and "together." How long will it take you to knit these squares of the quilt together?
2. To fuse together. This meaning is typically used to describe the healing of broken bones. Based on your latest X-ray, the bones in your arm have knit together nicely.
See also: knit, together

knit up

To produce something by knitting, often with little effort. A noun or pronoun can be used between "knit" and "up." Can you believe Grandma just knitted up this sweater for me? It would take me weeks to make something like this!
See also: knit, up

knit something together

to join things together by knitting. Terry knitted the parts of the sweater together. Sally knitted together the two parts of the glove.
See also: knit, together

knit together

[for broken bones] to join or grow together. The bones are knitting together exactly as expected. If the bones don't knit together properly, we will have to do something a little more drastic.
See also: knit, together

stick to your knitting

If someone, especially a company or organization, sticks to their knitting, they continue to do something that they are experienced at and do not try to do something different about which they know very little. It failed because we did not understand the plumbing business, and it taught us a lesson about sticking to our knitting! Northern Rock is sticking to its knitting — mortgages and savings.
See also: knitting, stick

stick to the (or your) knitting

(of an organization) concentrate on a known core area of business activity rather than diversify into other areas in which it has no experience. informal
See also: knitting, stick

knit together

v.
1. To join some pieces of material by knitting: It's easier to knit each part of the sweater separately and then knit them together. After adding the fringe, knit together the two sections of the blanket.
2. To become fused together. Used of broken bones that are healing: If the doctor sets the two pieces of bone just right, they should knit together in three weeks.
See also: knit, together

knit up

v.
To create something by knitting, especially quickly or easily: I knitted up some mittens for my grandchildren. I knitted some hats up for the church sale.
See also: knit, up

stick to (one's) knitting

Informal
To mind one's own business.
See also: knitting, stick
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Alandale Knitting has long benefitted from the many inventions and process innovations set in place by its original founder.
But they now want to widen the appeal of knitting and would love to see it brought into local schools, with children encouraged to pick up their knitting needles.
Knitting is the procedure of forming a fabric that involves the inter-looping of thread in a sequence of connected loops through needles.
Carole was nominated by her granddaughter Natalie, who said: "She does an amazing job every year knitting hundreds of Christmas Santas, puddings and snowmen.
Many knitting failures are the result of a bad match up of pattern and yam," says the author.
Another wonderful thing about knitting is that the process can be as simple or complicated as the knitter desires.
The campaign is being launched to mark National Knitting Week from October 6 to 12 and hopes to recruit new knitters as well as experienced hands.
As Mrs Gilchrist was right about everything else - one plus one does still equal two and 1314 is still the most important date in history - rest assured whatever contrary rumours you may garner from Google regarding the history of knitting they can be ignored.
Maggie Messina owns and operates a knitting shop in Plum Harbor, and a knitting group called the Black Sheep.
Following their successful campaign in 2012, Ingleby Barwick Library Knitting Group is again knitting poppies for sale in aid of the appeal.
IT'S not just women who ^"" are getting the knitting habit.
We spent the past year knitting the hats in our spare time at home," says Giezi Arevalo, 18, who taught the others in the group to knit.
So whether you prefer handmadestyle or couture cashmere, it's time to throw out those tired, moth-eaten pieces and join the new style knitting club.