Sunday, September 24, 2006

French Knitting

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.

6 comments:

RheLynn said...

Thank you very much for your links! I'm looking at a beautiful pattern on Tricotin.com now thanks to you ;o) Even with only a small knowledge of French - I can get through the site and to the patterns!

Jenny Moore said...

Very cool. Thanks for the links! Now I can try my hand at even more patterns! Because that's what I need, more patterns! lol

Yasmin said...

Thanks for the great links ....now to get back to knitting again ...hmmm.

DixieRedHead said...

Thanks for the links! I'm trying to learn how to knit too.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the links.

we are moving to France early next year , so I need to get a head start!

Linda

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