Welcome to the new home of the International Glossary of Knitting Terms.
This 14-language collection was started on the ancient KnitList knitting mailing list. I collected translation sheets from patterns and compiled them into a big matrix. Then native speaker knitters reviewed the terms and provided corrections and additions for their languages. While I can no longer provide the functionality of its former on-line database format, at least I can make the content available as a PDF. Apologies for the font size. I do find that most people don’t print this out, they view it on a screen where they can magnify as needed.
I’m starting with the full 14-language list of terms, with English in the left hand column, but I’ll be releasing the whole list with other languages on the left as I have time to do the sort, reformat and print.
Please note that Acrobat Reader does have search capability. You can start with the English version of the list, use the search function to find the term you need to translate, and read across to the outcome language, even if that language isn’t in the left hand column.
I hope in the future to add visuals to this list, including commonly used US and international symbols, plus symbol sets used in some historical books.
- English (Modern American)
- English (Modern British)
- Modern American/British Abbreviations
- Historic American Usage
- Historic British Usage
- Brazilian Portuguese
If you’d like to contribute to an expansion of this project by furnishing another language column for the glossary, please contact me at the address listed on the About page link, above.