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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.
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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

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

knit one's brow

to cause one's brow to wrinkle. Bob knitted his brow when he was confused. Jane knitted her brow because she was angry.
See also: brow, knit

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

knit your ˈbrows

frown (= move your eyebrows together), to show that you are thinking hard, feeling angry, etc: She knitted her brows, trying to think how she could have spent so much money in one week.
See also: brow, knit
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knit together

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

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The results obtained in the present work indicated that the amount of elastane has a significant effect on dimensional and elastic properties of cotton/elastane plated plain knitted fabric [17].
Circular knitting machine of the following specification was engaged for the preparation of plain, terry and rib knitted grey fabrics.
The mutt looks a lot older than his knitted lookalike
In this study, in vitro approach was used to measure the protection ability of cotton knitted fabrics instead of in vivo one since it was able to provide a simple method of rating the UV protective abilities of fabrics by using relatively low-cost procedures.
Women on the Home Front knitted their way through the Second World War and while the pastime saw a decline in the late 1940s and 1950s as new technology and efficiency became the order of the day, it again staged a comeback in the 1960s as many young people rebelled against commercialism in favour of handmade fashion statements.
"I've always been inspired by knitting techniques, and you can experiment so well with colour and pattern in wool," says designer Melanie Porter, whose knitted collection includes chairs, tables, lampshades and cushions, starting from pounds 75.
FURRY HEAT: Knitted warmer in classic cable pattern, with microwaveable wheat filled insert fragranced with essential oils, pounds 19.99, Strawberry Fool
Erwin and others delivered knitted socks for patients and staff.
Other mathematicians have knitted or crocheted fractal objects, surfaces that have no inside or outside, and shapes whose patterns display mathematical theorems.
In "Arctic Lace: Knitted Projects And Stories Inspired By Alaska's Native Knitters", Donna has created a 192-page, single-volume workshop on knitting and designing lace with an Inuit flair.
The foundational wool pictures, after all, depend on the hair of lowly ungulates, but this animal substance must be spun by machines into strands, further twined into yarn, and fed into other machines with a low tolerance for variation, before Trockel's programs can drive the fiber into discernable knitted patterns.
She learned to knit for the same practical reason: As a Los Angeles schoolgirl during World War II, she and her classmates knitted little squares to be sewed together into afghans.
I believe knitted sheets can exceed that total if enough merchandise becomes available in consistent quality that performs with satisfaction.