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Knitting and crochet

cable stitch

noun

a pattern of stitches used in knitting that looks like a twisted rope

cast off

to finish a piece of knitting by removing the stitches from the needle and making a tidy edge

cast on

to start a piece of knitting by making the first row of stitches

crochet

verb

to make a piece of clothing that has a pattern of holes, using wool or cotton thread and a large needle with a hook on the end

knit

verb

to make something such as a piece of clothing using wool and sticks called knitting needles

knit

verb

to knit using plain stitches

knitting

noun

the activity or process of knitting things

knitting

noun

something that is being knitted

knitting needle

noun

one of the metal or plastic sticks used for knitting

needle

noun

a long thin piece of plastic or metal used for knitting

plain

noun

the ordinary basic stitch in knitting

rib

noun

a pattern of parallel lines in a piece of clothing knitted using wool

ribbing

noun

a pattern of raised vertical lines in a knitted piece of clothing, allowing it to be stretched in certain places

stitch

noun

a piece of wool that has been put round a needle when you are knitting

stitch

noun

a particular way of making the stitches when you are sewing or knitting

wool

noun

fibre made from wool, used in knitting

kabaddi

a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

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