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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?

www.garnstudio.com/glossary.php?langf=en&langt=no

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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