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Old 07-07-2006, 09:45 PM   #1
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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 Half of them are in english but still don't make sense.I can't even figure out how much yarn I need I think Ingrid could knit these patterns but for us beginners I don't know
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Old 07-07-2006, 11:55 PM   #2
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they *are* written strangely in comparison with other patterns.
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Old 07-08-2006, 12:16 AM   #3
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I wonder if it's because they are translated into English, rather than written in it? :thinking: :thinking:
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Old 07-08-2006, 12:36 AM   #4
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I am making one right now....here's the link:
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/vi..._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!
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I 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...
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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.
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Old 07-08-2006, 10:42 AM   #7
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I've not yet tried one of their patterns, but I like several of them
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am making one right now....here's the link:
http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/vi..._id=18&lang=us

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

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 But is also really cute.Show pics when your done :D

What's the difference between translated and written out?




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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.
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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.
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