I'm a very picky pattern person, and when I find a pattern I want to pursue, I have to pursue it! It just so happens the pursued pattern is printed in German. I'd love to learn the language, and i'm trying my hand at translating this pattern. However I have some terms that I cant find translations for...
Are there any German speaking knitters participating in this forum? I could really use some guidance! Here are some terms that i cannot relate to any of the knitting terminology I know.
Anschlag and dazuanschlagen
günstig (all i get is "cheap" but how does it pertain to knitting)
the abbreviation "bzw"
and many more....ahh
I will appreciate any and all help, and though i've looked up a handful of knitting term translation lists, if you have any more i could look at i'd be willing!
I don't speak german, but for Daumenspickel - if you put a space between the n and the s - daumen spickel - that means thumb gussett.
Zopfmaschen - if you put a space in it - Zopf Machen- means make plait.
Not sure if this helps any. Hope someone who's more familiar with german can help.
oh thats great thank you chewchew.
Only, whats a plait...
the "Kombinierter Kreuzanschlag" is in fact the longtail cast on they show in the pictures below.
"Anschlag" means "Cast on" as a noun while "anschlagen" means the same as a verb. "Dazu" means "additional(ly)".
"Zopfmaschen" are "cable stitches" (in plural, otherwise it would be "Zopfmasche").
"günstig" indeed means "cheap" but might as well mean "easy" in a wider meaning (for example one way to my workplace might be "günstiger" than another one. How would you translate that? May be "practical"?)
"bzw" can mean "and ... respectively·
as the case may be·
or that is to say" (see www.linguee.de)
Good luck with your pattern!
Yea, someone who understands german better than me.
By the way a "plait" is a cable pattern.
No wonder! German is my mother tongue Please just let me know if you need any more help with your pattern.
Thanks so much you two! I'm learning all sorts of new things haha.
Claudia, in the tutorial, I cant really figure out what she is preforming in those pictures. I know it says something about 1 purl and 2 knit. but the how to videos i've tried to search for dont look anything like the cast on she has created.
This part is a little confusing:
Hi, it says:
"Stitch: The thumbthreat now gows from the hand backwards around the thumb to the needle. The needle is let from the top through the backwards thumbthread. Get the threat from the index finger through the thumbloop. Drop the thumbloop and pull tight.
By leading the threat around two stitches, you've got a package now.
Now make a simple CO like you did with the 2nd stitch.
4.Stitch: the thumbthreat leads from the hand backwards/from outside around the thumb. Stick the needle from below through the forward thumbthread. Pull the thread of the index finger through the thumbloop. Drop the thumbloop and pull tight.
Repeat the 2.-4. stitch until you have enough stitches. The last stitch should be a 3. one."
I hope that helps and please don't tell my english teacher about my bad orthography. She will make me return to school...
All the best