Meaning of circular knitting

cir'cular knit'ting

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a technique of knitting in circular or tubular form with curved or straight needles.
  2. (in machine knitting) a process of knitting tubular and seamless fabrics by using special needles and shaping the fabric by varying the tension or length of the stitches. Cf. flat knitting.
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