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momwolf
07-07-2006, 09:45 PM
Has anyone used these patterns before?http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/kategori_oversikt.php
They have beautiful patterns but are hard to understand.Is it me or are these patterns hard :shock: Half of them are in english but still don't make sense.I can't even figure out how much yarn I need :roflhard: :?? :?? :?? :?? :?? :?? :?? :?? I think Ingrid could knit these patterns but for us beginners I don't know :doh:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
07-07-2006, 11:55 PM
they *are* written strangely in comparison with other patterns.

nicolethegeek
07-08-2006, 12:16 AM
I wonder if it's because they are translated into English, rather than written in it? :thinking: :thinking:

knitqueen
07-08-2006, 12:36 AM
I am making one right now....here's the link:
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=69&d_id=18&lang=us

There really are some strange things about the pattern but I'm figuring it out. I think it's that the patterns are translated to English. They do have really lovely patterns though, I'm sure a lot of them would be well worth figuring out!

javede
07-08-2006, 01:21 AM
I gave this (http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=95&d_id=33&lang=en) cardigan pattern a try. I had to guess what they want me to do in some parts and kept combaring the german to the english version.
I haven't finished it though, cause the picking up stitches didn't work on the first try. Somehow I have to pick up more stitches then there is space for them and I fot a bit frustrated...

Ingrid
07-08-2006, 09:26 AM
I think its probably a combination of translation and the fact that they assume you already know what you're doing with sweater construction and what things are supposed to look like.

rebecca
07-08-2006, 10:42 AM
I've not yet tried one of their patterns, but I like several of them ;)

momwolf
07-08-2006, 11:15 PM
am making one right now....here's the link:
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=69&d_id=18&lang=us

That is sooo cute.But like I said this web site is not for beginners :shock:

gave this cardigan pattern a try. I had to guess what they want me to do in some parts and kept combaring the german to the english version.
I haven't finished it though, cause the picking up stitches didn't work on the first try. Somehow I have to pick up more stitches then there is space for them and I fot a bit frustrated...

This pattern looks really hard :shock: But is also really cute.Show pics when your done :D

What's the difference between translated and written out?




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knitqueen
07-09-2006, 12:13 AM
The patterns on the site we're discussing do not originate in the English language. I believe they are Norwegian (or somewhere in Scandanavia). Someone has translated all the patterns into English. So that's why some of them may not be as clear as we are used to, and they are definitely not written out as word for word as we are used to either!

The one I'm working on, that I linked above, is not hard! Now that I've figured it out, it's really rather boring but I hope it turns out as cute as the picture looks.

smartcat
07-09-2006, 01:33 AM
I did a crocheted tank for my daughter and found that I had to read and reread the pattern stitch very carefully and take the directions very literally. I am pretty sure they were translated to English by someone, who does not speak English as their native language and therefore the pattern stitches and language was not truly American. I think perhaps someone from Europe might find it a little easier to understand.

dplantlady
07-09-2006, 10:32 AM
Knitqueen,

That *is* a cute pattern! Is the stitch pattern as interesting as it looks?

They have this 'disclaimer' at the bottom:

"We take pride in providing knitting and crochet patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern for measurements and calculations.
Go to original pattern for model 69-18.
In the case of discrepancies please post your remark in "knitting help". For general knitting instructions please direct your question to our knitting forum."

Did you finish it? It sure would be helpful if they had the English translation on the chart, though... :rollseyes:

Diane

knitqueen
07-09-2006, 10:57 AM
I am about 6" in. The stitch pattern is actually pretty basic - the lower part is basically a 2x2 rib but the knit ribs are right twists (mini cables). The majority of the body is just 2x2 rib, at least that's the way I've interpreted the pattern! There is one right twist that continues up to the top of each of the left and right fronts.

Also, there is an English translation for the charts - it is on the very first page of the pattern.

IndianPrincessSIP
07-09-2006, 11:58 AM
After reading this thread, and going through many of the patterns on the site, I knitted up these yesterday.

http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=86&d_id=15&lang=us

They look pretty cute, so far, I haven't felted them yet. I actually had one skein of 'Norweigen' wool (Peer Gunt) which I used and a bit of Ocean Blues Wool from Lions. Mixing yarns O My.

I didn't have any troubles with the pattern, other than my own not paying attention. :D But this one was pretty uncomplicated.

dplantlady
07-09-2006, 12:17 PM
Those are VERY cute!

Hope they turn out well after felting...I was looking through all the shawls/ponchos! There's an incredible variety of stuff there, isn't there? I just wish the pictures were a little better...

Diane

IndianPrincessSIP
07-09-2006, 12:30 PM
There really is a good variety there. I think the photo's are very 'European'. Very classy, but not altogether perfect for trying to actually 'see' the project very well.

Also wanted to add that when I was figuring out the conversion from centimeters to inches, I found this site...

http://www.teaching-english-in-japan.net/conversion/centimeters

Which is cool because you can just type in the centimeter and it gives you an exact inch conversion.

:cheering:

skNYC
07-09-2006, 12:34 PM
I love their patterns, and they are FREE ! Since almost everyone is confused by their pattern write up, why don't we share our knowledge? Who has already figured it out?

IndianPrincessSIP
07-09-2006, 01:47 PM
:??
Back to the drawing board for me.
My Norweigen experience was not good. They turned into little elvin shoes, with very pointy toes. Do not I repeat do not ask me for photo's. :D
My husband said they would be good for ornamental purposes only. lol

knitqueen
07-09-2006, 03:58 PM
I love their patterns, and they are FREE ! Since almost everyone is confused by their pattern write up, why don't we share our knowledge? Who has already figured it out?

I've only attempted one of their patterns and so far I've been able to figure it out, if anyone is intending to make the same one I'm making I'll help out when I can. First thing I realized is that where it says to place the marker between two knit stitches, it should say between two purl stitches!

phoenixjen
07-09-2006, 08:14 PM
I think they are wanting to be more user friendly because they sent me an email expressing they now have a new forum moderator for the English site. I am *hoping* they are going to help me as I am going to make this for my daughter.

http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=b14&d_id=1&lang=en

Jenny

skNYC
07-10-2006, 03:38 PM
First thing I realized is that where it says to place the marker between two knit stitches, it should say between two purl stitches!

:roflhard:

VictoiseC
07-10-2006, 04:06 PM
Yes, their patterns used to drive me crazy coz they don't seem to be simple. I'm about to make this

http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=88&d_id=9&lang=us

and there was a bit of NOrwegian in it all of sudden. They had also emailed me aplogizing! for not attending to their forums enough. They have new moderators etc now they say. So when I posted about the Norwegian in the middle of the pattern, the answer was there the next day (could of been hours I didn't watch closely) A very nice message from some (Norwegian?) guy!

Ha. I can't figure if I really like this poncho enough though because it's k2, p2 rib which is a pain in the rib.

Those booties are DARLING! Big Elf Booties.

IndianPrincessSIP
07-10-2006, 05:10 PM
:( Yes they are DARLING.
Except mine are not BIG they are LITTLE. :oops:

So anyway ~
I have a booklet by Bernat that shows making a tube type purse by making a large rectangle and actually cutting out the end circles after felting. I was thinking what about the intrigity of the fabric? I don't know that I'd do that for a purse, but now my little oopseydaisy elfin silly waste of beautiful norweigen yarn may just end up as a decoration on a far off in the distant project. Although my husband says that is a silly notion, and that I should take pictures and be proud of my little pointy goofy silly shoes! :doh:

momwolf
07-11-2006, 01:06 AM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

I'm so glad I'm not alone :?? Sorry about your Elf slippers :crying: Maybe we should do a knit along? ;)

IndianPrincessSIP
07-11-2006, 01:38 AM
Ms Julie~
I am not one to continue time and again after a venture that I have already been sorely Whipped at.
no more elfin magic in this household.

But~
Those dern Norweigens have my attention yet again!
This, now this......may just be the ticket to my slipper woes... Take a gander at these cute sweeties. Think better ~ easier than the mighty Clog by Fiber Trend, who hoards their patterns (yeah ok, so I live in the hicks, and yeah I know they sell them online too but whaaaadeva!)
Anyway~

These one skein wonders are my next foot felting adventure~~~~~

Shall we dance?


http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTfuzzyfeet.html

knitqueen
07-11-2006, 01:47 AM
I've done the fuzzy feet from knitty, twice, and can vouch that it's a good pattern with no weirdness!! Go for it! :thumbsup:

momwolf
07-11-2006, 02:15 AM
:rofling: :rofling:
How about these http://www.knittingatknoon.com/slipperpatt.html they're free. Maybe if you knit 2 more elf slippers you could put them on a dog or cat if you have any animals.Just a thought. ;)

IndianPrincessSIP
07-11-2006, 03:00 AM
JulieJulieJulie
Do these look like a creatures that would wear elfin slippers????


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/BohenGallery/b0921397.jpg

The Mighty Midnight ~ Huntress of all that she sees~

Or This????
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/BohenGallery/cinco/Missycopy.jpg
~Princess Melissa~


and
Baron is already frothing at the idea!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/BohenGallery/cinco/062505_4604bardon.jpg

~Baron Lord of the Realm~

:D

I will check out your pattern though.
I have to say that I really do like the 'cloggy~ness' of the fuzzyfeet.

momwolf
07-11-2006, 03:03 AM
No but the dog looks like he just ate the Elf :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

IndianPrincessSIP
07-11-2006, 03:12 AM
Dog? What dog?
That's Baron Lord of the Realm~


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/BohenGallery/cinco/Baronstance011205.jpg

He is no mere 'dog'.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/BohenGallery/TheBardsColiseumIconShow/hmph.gif

momwolf
07-11-2006, 03:32 AM
:doh: Sorry I have 2 of those also.He looks kind of mad at me :shock: Tell him I'm sorry :notworthy: and I beg his forgiveness!!!

VictoiseC
07-11-2006, 08:50 AM
ALL HAIL TO BARON LORD OF THE REALM!

:D :D :D :D

skNYC
07-11-2006, 10:02 AM
I love the cat photo ! How did you get such a blue sky background?

IndianPrincessSIP
07-11-2006, 11:23 AM
Baron Grants Forgiveness and says...

Don't let it happen again. :D

(he really liked that HAILING part)

Midnight is not an easy subject to photograph. With black fur I cannot tell you how many times I've taken her photo and not been able to make out her features. My favorite way to catch her is 'tree~ed', exactly because usually I have the sky to work with. Some color. The natural lighting was good for her that day. She had a lot of red in her fur, summer time. The beautiful blue sky is exactly as it was. I use a Canon Rebel, at a fast shutter speed, and it does a great job of catching color. I rarely 'fidget' with my work, except to crop or add a touch of gama when I have an overexposure. I did not 'get' the blue sky background, it merely was. :D

VictoiseC
07-11-2006, 05:02 PM
ha, maybe I'll have to send my little prince over to stir things up....

IndianPrincessSIP
07-11-2006, 07:33 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/BohenGallery/TheBardsColiseumIconShow/blush.gif

My goodness what a look in his eye that kitty has! Yikes! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/BohenGallery/TheBardsColiseumIconShow/19.gif