Drops Design patterns

Has anyone used these patterns before?http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/kategori_oversikt.php
They have beautiful patterns but are hard to understand.Is it me or are these patterns hard :shock: Half of them are in english but still don’t make sense.I can’t even figure out how much yarn I need :roflhard: :?? :?? :?? :?? :?? :?? :?? :?? I think Ingrid could knit these patterns but for us beginners I don’t know :doh:

they are written strangely in comparison with other patterns.

I wonder if it’s because they are translated into English, rather than written in it? :thinking: :thinking:

I am making one right now…here’s the link:

There really are some strange things about the pattern but I’m figuring it out. I think it’s that the patterns are translated to English. They do have really lovely patterns though, I’m sure a lot of them would be well worth figuring out!

I gave this cardigan pattern a try. I had to guess what they want me to do in some parts and kept combaring the german to the english version.
I haven’t finished it though, cause the picking up stitches didn’t work on the first try. Somehow I have to pick up more stitches then there is space for them and I fot a bit frustrated…

I think its probably a combination of translation and the fact that they assume you already know what you’re doing with sweater construction and what things are supposed to look like.

I’ve not yet tried one of their patterns, but I like several of them :wink:

am making one right now…here’s the link:

That is sooo cute.But like I said this web site is not for beginners :shock:

gave this cardigan pattern a try. I had to guess what they want me to do in some parts and kept combaring the german to the english version.
I haven’t finished it though, cause the picking up stitches didn’t work on the first try. Somehow I have to pick up more stitches then there is space for them and I fot a bit frustrated…

This pattern looks really hard :shock: But is also really cute.Show pics when your done :smiley:

What’s the difference between translated and written out?

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The patterns on the site we’re discussing do not originate in the English language. I believe they are Norwegian (or somewhere in Scandanavia). Someone has translated all the patterns into English. So that’s why some of them may not be as clear as we are used to, and they are definitely not written out as word for word as we are used to either!

The one I’m working on, that I linked above, is not hard! Now that I’ve figured it out, it’s really rather boring but I hope it turns out as cute as the picture looks.

I did a crocheted tank for my daughter and found that I had to read and reread the pattern stitch very carefully and take the directions very literally. I am pretty sure they were translated to English by someone, who does not speak English as their native language and therefore the pattern stitches and language was not truly American. I think perhaps someone from Europe might find it a little easier to understand.

Knitqueen,

That is a cute pattern! Is the stitch pattern as interesting as it looks?

They have this ‘disclaimer’ at the bottom:

“We take pride in providing knitting and crochet patterns that are correct and easy to understand. All patterns are translated from Norwegian and you can always check the original pattern for measurements and calculations.
Go to original pattern for model 69-18.
In the case of discrepancies please post your remark in “knitting help”. For general knitting instructions please direct your question to our knitting forum.”

Did you finish it? It sure would be helpful if they had the English translation on the chart, though… :rollseyes:

Diane

I am about 6" in. The stitch pattern is actually pretty basic - the lower part is basically a 2x2 rib but the knit ribs are right twists (mini cables). The majority of the body is just 2x2 rib, at least that’s the way I’ve interpreted the pattern! There is one right twist that continues up to the top of each of the left and right fronts.

Also, there is an English translation for the charts - it is on the very first page of the pattern.

After reading this thread, and going through many of the patterns on the site, I knitted up these yesterday.

They look pretty cute, so far, I haven’t felted them yet. I actually had one skein of ‘Norweigen’ wool (Peer Gunt) which I used and a bit of Ocean Blues Wool from Lions. Mixing yarns O My.

I didn’t have any troubles with the pattern, other than my own not paying attention. :smiley: But this one was pretty uncomplicated.

Those are VERY cute!

Hope they turn out well after felting…I was looking through all the shawls/ponchos! There’s an incredible variety of stuff there, isn’t there? I just wish the pictures were a little better…

Diane

There really is a good variety there. I think the photo’s are very ‘European’. Very classy, but not altogether perfect for trying to actually ‘see’ the project very well.

Also wanted to add that when I was figuring out the conversion from centimeters to inches, I found this site…

http://www.teaching-english-in-japan.net/conversion/centimeters

Which is cool because you can just type in the centimeter and it gives you an exact inch conversion.

:cheering:

I love their patterns, and they are FREE ! Since almost everyone is confused by their pattern write up, why don’t we share our knowledge? Who has already figured it out?

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Back to the drawing board for me.
My Norweigen experience was not good. They turned into little elvin shoes, with very pointy toes. Do not I repeat do not ask me for photo’s. :smiley:
My husband said they would be good for ornamental purposes only. lol

I’ve only attempted one of their patterns and so far I’ve been able to figure it out, if anyone is intending to make the same one I’m making I’ll help out when I can. First thing I realized is that where it says to place the marker between two knit stitches, it should say between two purl stitches!

I think they are wanting to be more user friendly because they sent me an email expressing they now have a new forum moderator for the English site. I am hoping they are going to help me as I am going to make this for my daughter.

Jenny

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