I need help. A friend of mine made a trip to Germany and offered me some balls of a lovely yarn together with a pattern book. The thing is this book is all in German, and don't speak the language, so I can't follow the instructions.
Is anyone out there who could help me with the translation of one of the patterns?
If you live close to a college or university, there is possibly some students who are German or who are fluent in German. You could enlist their help to translate.
Languages were never my strength. My neice who is 15, is fluent in three languages! I envy her. Good luck with your patterns. It would be interesting to know if you are able to get them translated and what pattern/s they are!
My suggestion - pick patterns with charts and look up a few terms on Google translate
There are quite a few online translators that will change any language into English and back.
Try this one. If you have a scanner, copy it into Word. You can either upload the entire document or copy and drop phrases into the translator.
No need of trying to find a dictionary or teacher.
I'm actually trying to have a German pattern translated into English right now. I tried the link that you provided but it doesn't work well for knitting patterns! Some of the terminology just doesn't translate well on a computer! I'm hunting for a human translator
ChristineD, you might consider a local high school or college that still offers German. You might find at your LYS there may be some German knitters around. I live in MT and there is a still a strong German population here. Another option is to get a G to E dictionary and plod through.
I am German and love to knit.There is a knitting dictionary http://www.strickmasche.de/strickwoerterbuch-englisch-deutsch/ on the net. I am knitting a lot of socks according engl. instructions.
If you need further help pls let me know.
Hi Elli, I love to lace knit . I have Erich Engeln Patterns......I'm working on his Spitzenstricken 79 B charted leaflet. I know some words, but understanding when put together in a sentence, I'm lost..... On Round 55 , It reads, Aus 7 x Umschlag 13 Maschen stricken.
Help would be appreciated.... Thank You. Sharon
Is it possible to type the name of the pattern into your search engine and get it that way? It would then be possible to translate it with the google translator into English.
Just a thought, happy knitting, Zoe
That's "Knit 13 stitches out of 7 yarn overs"
I'm using this site to translate Blaetterbaktus:
I am American and know very little german. But my favorite knitting book is Rebecca and now they are no longer providing english translations. Would you know anyone who could translate them?
What I do is go to Google Translate and type or copy the text into the boxes and select what languages need translating. In your case it would be German to English. Hit the Translate button and it does it for you.
I have just seen your email. I am a keen knitter and have just completed an MA in Translation Studies with French and German into English. Do yo still want your pattern book translated?
Let me know and we can discuss it further.
I just found your post and it is now almost 3 years later, but if you still would like help, let me know--I was a professional translator for many years (various subjects). I wouldn't be able to do a *lot* free of charge, but the odd phrase, sure.
If anyone *is* interested in hiring me to translate patterns, then maybe there's my new career niche! I was also an editor (print and online) for a U.S. knitting book/mag publisher for awhile after being a translator. To combine the two would be wunderbar! I get very frustrated when patterns are translated badly (or worse--incorrectly). Mary (Minnesinger1 at yahoo dot com)