Knitting Language

Below is a table of the most common knitting terms in five different languages.

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IcelandicEnglishDanishGermanFrench
Prjónn Knitting Needle Strikkepind Stricknadel Aiguille à tricoter
Að prjóna To knit Strikke Stricken Tricoter
Lykkja Stitch Maske Masche Maille
Prjónfesta Gauge Strikkefasthed Spurweite Jauge
Garn Yarn Garn Garn oder Faden Fil
 Umferð Round/Row Omgang  Runde  Tour 
Slétt lykkja Knit stitch Retmaske Rechete masche Maille endroit
Brugðin lykkja Purl stitch Vrangmaske Linke masche Maille envers
Rétta Front / Right side Retsiden Vorderseite Endroit
Ranga Back / Wrong side Vrangsiden Rückseite Envers
Hjálparprjónn Stitch/Cable holder Hjælpepind Hilfsnadel Aiguille auxiliaire
Hægri prjónn Right needle Højre pind Rechte Nadel Aiguille droite
Vinstri prjónn Left needle Venstre pind Linke Nadel Aiguille gauche
         
Fitja upp Cast on Slå op Anschlagen Monter
Fella af Cast/Bind off Lukke af Abketten Rabattre
Auka út Increase Tage ud Aufnehmen Augmenter
Taka úr Decrease Tage ind Abnehmen Diminuer
Prjóna saman Knit together Strikke sammen Zusammen Ensemble
Til skiptis Alternate Skiftevis Im Wechsel Alternativement
Endurtakið frá Repeat from Gentage fra Widerholungszeichen Répeter à partir de
Í gegnum Through Igennem Durchziehen A travers