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What is "Knit" - Definition & Explanation

Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.
A fabric or garment made by joining loops of yarn.
Fabrics made from only one set of yarns, all running in the same direction. Some knits have their yarns running along the length of the fabric, while others have their yarns running across the width of the fabric. Knit fabrics are held together by looping the yarns around each other.
Knitting is a craft by which thread or yarn may be turned into cloth. Similar to crochet, knitting consists of loops called stitches pulled through each other. Knitting differs from crochet in that multiple stitches are "active", or in use, at the same time.

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