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Norwegian knitting pattern

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ScaryMummy Thu 04-Jun-15 21:05:44

Is there anyone who could point me in the right direction to translate a knitting pattern from Norwegian? I have conquered most of it, but there's a bit in the middle of the pattern which I am not confident about. Google Translate hasn't really helped.

My mum wants to knit the jumper, and bought the pattern when she went on a cruise to Norway smile

Thanks for any suggestions!

Flossyfloof Fri 05-Jun-15 08:03:14

is there a bit you can copy and post on here?
Try Chat - there may be a few Scandis there who could help?
Try the Times Educational Supplement website, MFL forum?
I am a linguist but sadly have no Norwegian. Well done for getting this far!

Dutchoma Fri 05-Jun-15 17:48:26

Try in the Norwegian Group on Ravelry? There must be one.

Ishouldbeweaving Sat 06-Jun-15 18:28:40

I have done it once when I found a must knit sweater in a Scandi language I don't speak (which is all of them). The bit I couldn't figure out was a facing on the sleeves because at that point I'd never cut armholes into a knitted tube and dealt with the edges, if I'd knitted anything like it before I would have had more of a clue. I had to call in a foreign language knitter for that bit.

Have you seen the DROPS knitting glossary?

Have you translated out enough to work out the construction (bottom up, in the round maybe).

ScaryMummy Sun 07-Jun-15 17:18:12

Wow, thank you all for the pointers! Will have a look at Ravelry and Garn Studio and the TES - will report back! Thanks.

ScaryMummy Tue 09-Jun-15 17:33:53

Just to thank everyone - I went to Ravelry and used the glossary but still got stuck, but I posted on Ravelry and a kind soul helped me within ten minutes smile so it is all translated and my mum has her needles out already.

Mind you, that's a web site to lead you into temptation - and I may have to take up knitting too!

Dutchoma Thu 11-Jun-15 20:06:06

That's the whole point of Ravelry and the whole point of us sending you there: to make sure you start to knit.
You do want to really, be honest, you'd love to learn to knit. grin

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