Knitting is a method by which yarn is manipulated to create a textile or fabric.
Knitting creates multiple loops of yarn, called stitches, in a line or tube. Knitting has multiple active stitches on the needle at one time. Knitted fabric consists of a number of consecutive rows of interlocking loops. As each row progresses, a newly created loop is pulled through one or more loops from the prior row, placed on the gaining needle, and the loops from the prior row are then pulled off the other needle.
Knitting may be done by hand or by using a machine.
Different types of yarns (fibre type, texture, and twist), needle sizes, and stitch types may be used to achieve knitted fabrics with different properties (colour, texture, weight, heat retention, look, water resistance, and/or integrity)....LESS
ATLANTA (AP) — An 86-year-old man who just picked up knitting during the summer has woven more than four dozen caps being delivered to premature babies born at Atlanta hospital. WAGA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2gH69Tz ) retired engineer Ed Mosely was encouraged by the staff at his assisted living facility to make the caps to mark World Prematurity Day. Mosely and several other residents took up the challenge, knitting more than 350 unique caps, for babies at Northside Hospital. Mosely knitted 55 of them.