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XxavoOo
02-23-2010, 10:51 PM
I'm Ecuadorian, so my native language is spanish. However, I learned english when I was 5 yo (me and my family were illegal immigrants (I know I shouldn't be proud, but I am)), so it stuck with me. Soo, I learned how to knit in english, and do "knits" and "purls".

However, I realized that I needed to learn spanish knitting terminology to teach others and to use patterns from local magazines. My dad got me a "Knitting Dictionary" and now I'm re-learning knitting :D

Fun fact: In spanish, knit stitches are "stitches on the right" and purl stitches are "stitches on the wrong". It's confusing since sometimes you'd read "Do 5 stitches on the wrong on the right side".

suzeeq
02-23-2010, 11:49 PM
Fun fact: In spanish, knit stitches are "stitches on the right" and purl stitches are "stitches on the wrong". It's confusing since sometimes you'd read "Do 5 stitches on the wrong on the right side".

French and German are the same way, or at least similar.

AngelaR
02-24-2010, 08:44 AM
My friend from Venezuela taught me to knit as an adult and I found out recently I knit combined, but she actually taught me Eastern. Many people in South America knit this way because of the Spanish influence, which came from the Moors settling in Southern Spain.

I recently found a shawl pattern in Spanish and had to ask my niece to translate it for me. Since she doesn't know knitting at all she had her fiance's mother do it for me.