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mwhite
07-19-2009, 03:14 PM
Can someone help me translate this pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/76-neulottu-tyton-liivimekko? I don't even know what language this is.. Thanks in advance. :hug:

orkneyknits
07-19-2009, 03:41 PM
I know it's Finnish, but unfortunately, beyond that I'm not much help! So now all you need to do is find out how to translate it.

mwhite
07-19-2009, 04:22 PM
I know it's Finnish, but unfortunately, beyond that I'm not much help! So now all you need to do is find out how to translate it.

Oh Excellent!!! Thank you so very much! :muah: Isn't it pretty? I have a local friend from Norway...maybe she can help.

suzeeq
07-19-2009, 04:26 PM
There's a group on Ravelry called Excuse Me, which helps with pattern translations for different languages. You could probably get some help there.

mwhite
07-19-2009, 04:40 PM
There's a group on Ravelry called Excuse Me, which helps with pattern translations for different languages. You could probably get some help there.

Found it!! Thanks, Suzeeq! :muah:

Lucy78green
07-19-2009, 05:09 PM
Finnish is one of the two non Indo-European languages in Europe, the other is Hungarian (though the two are related distantly to each other). Therefore although Finland is Nordic, it's not Scandinavian so your Norwegian friend might know how to get it translated, but unless she's learnt Finnish, she probably wont be able to read it herself.

mwhite
07-19-2009, 05:17 PM
Finnish is one of the two non Indo-European languages in Europe, the other is Hungarian (though the two are related distantly to each other). Therefore although Finland is Nordic, it's not Scandinavian so your Norwegian friend might know how to get it translated, but unless she's learnt Finnish, she probably wont be able to read it herself.

Thanks....I am sure if she can't, with the mix of people in the area she lives, she'll know who can. She placed me with a lady that translated German for me once before. :hug:

suzeeq
07-19-2009, 06:27 PM
Another one that isn't related is Basque. I thought Hungarian was a Balto-slavic offshoot though.

Lucy78green
07-19-2009, 06:53 PM
I didn't know about Basque. I'm not a linguist though, so I just know what I was taught by my archaeology lecturers. I looked up Hungarian (Magyar) and I found this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uralic_languages) in Wikipedia though my eyes glazed over when it started getting technical

suzeeq
07-19-2009, 07:29 PM
I grew up in S Idaho which has the largest population of Basques outside of their homelands in France and Spain and I can even pronounce a lot of their surnames. ;) See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basque_language - it's the last pre-IndoEuropean language. They exported a lot of sheepherders to Idaho and Nevada over the years.

mwhite
07-19-2009, 08:28 PM
:shrug: I didn't know about Basque. I'm not a linguist though, so I just know what I was taught by my archaeology lecturers. I looked up Hungarian (Magyar) and I found this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uralic_languages) in Wikipedia though my eyes glazed over when it started getting technical

I grew up in S Idaho which has the largest population of Basques outside of their homelands in France and Spain and I can even pronounce a lot of their surnames. ;) See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basque_language - it's the last pre-IndoEuropean language. They exported a lot of sheepherders to Idaho and Nevada over the years.

Mercy, just when I'm getting over having a 53rd birthday and think I might have learned a few things.....:?? :???: :think: :eyes:

gargoylelib
07-20-2009, 02:09 AM
Hi Mary...

Did you know this pattern is crocheted? Just thought I'd check since it says knitting on Ravelry but it's definitely crochet on the Finnish website. If it was knitting I'd attempt a translation for you but I have not familiarized myself with Finnish crochet terms so can't help. There is a really friendly group of Finnish knitters in the Ulla Knits group on Ravelry so one of them might be able to help you out! :)

libbie

mwhite
07-20-2009, 08:09 AM
Hi Mary...

Did you know this pattern is crocheted? Just thought I'd check since it says knitting on Ravelry but it's definitely crochet on the Finnish website. If it was knitting I'd attempt a translation for you but I have not familiarized myself with Finnish crochet terms so can't help. There is a really friendly group of Finnish knitters in the Ulla Knits group on Ravelry so one of them might be able to help you out! :)

libbie

NO! I did not!! LOL!!! But the bodice looks like it's knit with some ribbing in the center... I just love the way it hangs and want to do something along this design to make another dress/skirt for Maddi. I want to add some neckline lace and hem lace and well....you get my ultimate plan! Looks like I may have to do some serious improvising and brains! Thanks, Lib! I'll check out the group, too!

suzeeq
07-20-2009, 09:05 AM
It must be knit, the Rav page calls for needles and doesn't say anything about a hook size. And if you look at the one project (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/elsteffo/76-neulottu-tyton-liivimekko)'s picture, the closeup of the st detail in the skirt is knit.

gargoylelib
07-20-2009, 09:45 AM
Ok, so I went back and checked and the pattern on Ravelry says "Neulottu" which is knitted. When you go to the actual pattern linked with that on the Novita website however, it is "Virkattu" which is crocheted. So, what obviously has happened is the pattern has been linked incorrectly from Ravelry to the Novita website!

I also found a group called NovitaKlubi on Ravelry that is for the people who are regular subscribers to the Novita magazine. I bet someone there can help you figure out the pattern :)

libbie

mwhite
07-20-2009, 09:48 AM
Hi Mary...

Did you know this pattern is crocheted? Just thought I'd check since it says knitting on Ravelry but it's definitely crochet on the Finnish website. If it was knitting I'd attempt a translation for you but I have not familiarized myself with Finnish crochet terms so can't help. There is a really friendly group of Finnish knitters in the Ulla Knits group on Ravelry so one of them might be able to help you out! :)

libbie

It must be knit, the Rav page calls for needles and doesn't say anything about a hook size. And if you look at the one project (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/elsteffo/76-neulottu-tyton-liivimekko)'s picture, the closeup of the st detail in the skirt is knit.

Thank you, both...I have posted on the Ulla Knits and Excuse Me Groups.

suzeeq
07-20-2009, 09:51 AM
And it does seem as though it's an incorrect link. Hopefully someone can get the right one posted.