View Full Version : Does anyone speak German?

09-01-2007, 10:16 AM
I think a cable pattern I'm working on for a sweater had something lost in translation. example."den U und die abgehobene M der Vorr rechts zusstr. in der ruckr. die M mit 1 U wie zum Links-Stricken abheden", translates to slip one! This doesn't seem to look right on my pattern. Any help would be appreciated.

09-01-2007, 10:41 AM
My sister takes German classes and is fairly chummy with her teacher- I could ask her to translate it, if you'd like?

09-01-2007, 10:55 AM
Thanks that would be a great help. The link to the pattern is [URL="http://lanagrossa.com/service/mdm/01_2007/index.html"]
You'll need to click on the pdf icon to see the diagram in German and English. It's just the first row of the cable I'm having trouble with.

09-01-2007, 11:57 AM
Ok, she has a lesson on Monday, so I'll send her in with it, if that's ok? Can't get in any sooner

09-01-2007, 12:36 PM
That would be great. Thanks so much!

09-02-2007, 03:31 PM
This is always tricky once you get abbrivations in it..
the U and the M taken off of the Vorr right zusstr. abheden into ruckr. the M with 1 U as to left cords

The Vorr is for..

Don't know if this helps..

09-02-2007, 03:46 PM
I'm German... I'll take a look at it for you.

09-02-2007, 04:00 PM
Ok, got it.
It says:
Right side: Knit the yo and the slipped stitch together.
Wrong side: slip the stitch with one yo as if to purl.

Hope this helps!

09-03-2007, 06:11 AM
The pattern instructions say to knit my wrong side rows in the established rib pattern. So do I ignore anything referring to the wrong side on the chart? It says the chart shows only right sides. This is so confusing and it's my first attempt at cables. I think I may have bitten off more than I can chew!
Thanks so much

09-03-2007, 09:59 PM
I'm glad you got your answer.

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Very helpful.