October 18th, 2011
Knitting and crochet are crafts that you find around the world, and at at our Lion Brand Yarn Studio in NYC, it’s always exciting to meet yarn-loving tourists from far-flung places like Brazil and Australia, who make a special trip to us to experience Lion Brand in person.
If you’re a LionBrand.com user who lives outside of the US, you may have noticed that we ship to dozens of countries around the world (click here for more info about international shipping). You may have also noticed that we have patterns available en français (in French) and en español (in Spanish) on LionBrand.com.
In the last few years, we have also had several bloggers reach out to us to translate some of our patterns into their native languages for their yarncrafting friends. It’s so awesome that they’re interested in making these designs accessible to more people. Here are just a few of the bloggers who have lent their talents:
Tiamat Creations (Français)
This francophone blogger shares translations of several crochet patterns from Lion Brand, along with her own crafting experiences. Click here to see her translated Lion Brand patterns.
Cose di Lia (Italiano)
This Italian blogger shares knit and crochet creations of all kinds, as well as tutorials and explanations of abbreviations. She’s translated several Lion Brand patterns. The first is our Bias Knit Tie into the Cravatta Lavorata in Sbieco; the next is our Crafted Mama Octopus and Baby into the Mamma Piovra e Bebè. She’s also translated our Cindy the Angel pattern into Cindy l’angioletta.
Finally, for those who want to try their hand at translating patterns for themselves, here are some links that might be helpful:
- Vogue Knitting: International Knitting Terms
- International Knitting Terms (several resources)
- Crochet Memories: Crochet Terms in 6 Languages