How to Translate Knitting Patterns

We’re pleased to offer a sample of Cocoknits patterns in Japanese, and one in Danish. When you purchase any of these patterns on our website, you will receive digital downloads for both the English and the available translation. Simply complete your purchase then download the pattern in the available languages.

Let us know if you are interested in helping us increase our pattern translations!




If you would like to attempt to translate knitting patterns for your own use, try these helpful online resources:

String-Or-Nothing: International Glossary

The Textile Rooms: The Textile Dictionary

Granny's Garret: Knitting Icon German to English

Yarn Over ( Translation



Hi Maribeth, “est” means work stitches as established. You should continue knitting those stitches as before, but now in the new section of the pattern you are working on. I hope that helps. If you need more clarification, please email us.


What is est meaning in Gisela pattern?

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