To start off, I am by no means an expert knitter, actually a fairly new beginner in the grand scheme of things!
With my showing the patterns in French, I thought that I could at least help those who might be interested in branching out into a whole new world of patterns!
One excellent resource that I have found on the web is Tricotin.com With their Trico-Dico which translates knitting terms from French to English and vice-versa. They also have a Yarn Dictionary which translates the yarn terms. They also offer basic instructions in French which might be helpful, including FINALLY some on-line instruction on how to use my little French Knitting Bee to make an I-cord which I have been looking for.....they say a picture is worth a thousand words and they are right!
Using the Trico Dico I have been able to read my way through several of the patterns in the Explications Tricot.....I am still not 100% sure if I will be able to actually knit them. I am going to start with a basic childs scarf pattern and go from there. No promises on when I'll be able to give feedback on this as I am a little bit behind on other projects right now.....before Christmas at least! =)
I'm going to start searching out other french knitting sites and patterns which I'll post as I find anything of note.