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greymoon
07-31-2008, 11:34 AM
Can anyone here translate a French knitting pattern? On my trip to France I bought some lovely bamboo yarn at La Droguerie in Lyon and neither my French speaking husband nor a French friend who knits ( but only in English) can help me understand these directions. If anyone can help me it would be much appreciated!:muah:

blueygh2
07-31-2008, 02:02 PM
What are those directions you don't understand?

susi
07-31-2008, 04:35 PM
Can anyone here translate a French knitting pattern? On my trip to France I bought some lovely bamboo yarn at La Droguerie in Lyon and neither my French speaking husband nor a French friend who knits ( but only in English) can help me understand these directions. If anyone can help me it would be much appreciated!:muah:
i speak some french (living in france i should lol), i'll see what i can do as well. between us all we should be able to do it

hisees
07-31-2008, 09:28 PM
i speak some french (living in france i should lol), i'll see what i can do as well. between us all we should be able to do it
I have 2 patterns that I would LOVE to have translated into American style instructions! I emailed the gal in ChezPlum twice to no avail.......help!

suzeeq
07-31-2008, 09:50 PM
Here's some foreign language knitting terms - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=129918.0

susi
08-01-2008, 04:09 AM
I have 2 patterns that I would LOVE to have translated into American style instructions! I emailed the gal in ChezPlum twice to no avail.......help!
the french tend to take there own time in replying to anything and doing anything generally. also they may be shut for august as its basicly the entire country shuts for the month.

if you want me to have ago then let me know and i'll pm you my e mail addy so you can send me the pattern. my brothers fluent so between us we should be able to get it right.

Debbie
08-01-2008, 05:57 AM
Suzeeq , thanks for the great resource. I was in Paris this summer and came home with 5, yes FIVE knitting magazines and a book, all in French :) There was a news stand/magazine sort of book store in the little village next to our hotel (we were out by the airport and not in Paris proper) and I bought every magazine they had. Two "current month" type and 3 with baby or "bebe" only patterns. The book is from Bon Marche, a "department store" with a whole floor of amazing yarn/button/beads.

Susi, I have not had time to do anything but drool over the pictures... but when I get ready to knit, may call on you for translation help ? :) ?

I collect children's books from other countries and I found one that is SO COOL .... it is about a girl who knits words ... and they end up all over the town ... not sure about the actual story yet but can't wait to figure it out. It is called "La peitie tricoteuse d’ histories" .... The Small Knitter Stories ... by .. Agnesde Lestrode & Marie Caubry and I think illustrated by Album Nathan ... not really sure how the French put the author and illustrator on the cover of a book :)

We found it very um .... interesting???
"the french tend to take there own time in replying to anything and doing anything generally"

Our shuttle to the train station that was supposed to run "every 26 minutes" could arrive anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, usually closer to 45 ... and sometimes one would just pass by our stop without even slowing down. The concierge always said "it will be here in 6 minutes"

That said, I did love it there and had a wonderful time.

susi
08-01-2008, 06:54 AM
Suzeeq , thanks for the great resource. I was in Paris this summer and came home with 5, yes FIVE knitting magazines and a book, all in French :) There was a news stand/magazine sort of book store in the little village next to our hotel (we were out by the airport and not in Paris proper) and I bought every magazine they had. Two "current month" type and 3 with baby or "bebe" only patterns. The book is from Bon Marche, a "department store" with a whole floor of amazing yarn/button/beads.

Susi, I have not had time to do anything but drool over the pictures... but when I get ready to knit, may call on you for translation help ? :) ?

I collect children's books from other countries and I found one that is SO COOL .... it is about a girl who knits words ... and they end up all over the town ... not sure about the actual story yet but can't wait to figure it out. It is called "La peitie tricoteuse d histories" .... The Small Knitter Stories ... by .. Agnesde Lestrode & Marie Caubry and I think illustrated by Album Nathan ... not really sure how the French put the author and illustrator on the cover of a book :)

We found it very um .... interesting???
"the french tend to take there own time in replying to anything and doing anything generally"

Our shuttle to the train station that was supposed to run "every 26 minutes" could arrive anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, usually closer to 45 ... and sometimes one would just pass by our stop without even slowing down. The concierge always said "it will be here in 6 minutes"

That said, I did love it there and had a wonderful time.


sure just yell when ever. i love messing about with things like that as well. if you want french things like magazines books etc sent to you just say, i'm morethan happy to pick them up and send them to you. where i live i have really only found knitting machiene mag's which is such a shame as some of the patterns they have here is georgous and i'd love to have ago. think i may look into french once further. i send things ish opften to america and england so anything at all just say.

bridgetteface
06-04-2011, 02:52 PM
hello I bought several phildar patterns and I tried translating them, but I didn't get very far, do you think you could help me pleeeeassseee.

Jan in CA
06-04-2011, 04:11 PM
hello I bought several phildar patterns and I tried translating them, but I didn't get very far, do you think you could help me pleeeeassseee.

This is a 5 yr old post so you might get quicker results by starting a new one. ;)

suzeeq
06-04-2011, 04:12 PM
Here's some links to knitting terms in different languages, maybe that will help (though some may be old and not working:
http://www.geocities.com/barbie42day/translate.html
http://www.tricotin.com/dico.htm
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=129918.0
http://www.wiseneedle.com/glossary.asp
http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/LanguageDictionary.guest.cfm?alpha=a&CFID=12678501&CFTOKEN=75380783
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/ordliste.php
http://www.vogueknitting.com/magazine/article_archive/parlez-vous_knitting.aspx