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The Knitty Gritty

ENGLISH RUSSIAN (trans. from Cyrillic)
knit stitch leetsévaya petlyá
purl stitch eeznanóchnaya petlyá
knitting/to knit vyazánie/vyazá’t’
knitting needles spitzatzi
yarn pryazhá
gauge plotnost’ vyazániya
swatch vyazánniy obrazéts
cast on nabrát’ petlí
bind off zakrít’ petlí
right side/wrong side of work leetsévaya storoná/eeznánka
increase pribaveet’ petlyú
decrease ubaveet’ petlyú
row ryad
yarn over nakíd
level of difficulty: beginner/intermediate/advanced/expert urovyén’ slózhnosti:
nachinayuschiy/sredniy urovyén’/visokiy urovyén’/ekspért
crochet vyazániye kryuchkóm
crochet hook vyazál’niy kryuchok
chain tsepóchka
single/double/triple (treble) crochet odinárniy stólbik/dvóynoy stólbik/tróynoy stólbik
loop petlyá
join into a ring zamknut’ krug

Handy Phrases

ENGLISH RUSSIAN (trans. from Cyrillic)
Where is the nearest yarn shop? Gdyeh bleezháyshiy magazín nitok?
How much is this ball of yarn? Skól’ko stoít étot mótok nítok?
What is the fiber content? Kakóy sóstav u étik nítok?
wool sherst’
acrylic akrilik
mohair mokhér
silk shyolk
cotton khl’pok
cashmere káshemir
nylon neylón
angora angóra
rayon rayón
Q: What are you making? Shto viy vyázhetye?
A: I’m making… Ya vyázhu…
scarf sharf
sweater svítyer
cardigan koftú
poncho ponchó
shawl shál
hat shapkú
vest bezrukavkú
socks nóski
mittens varézhki
skirt yúbku
blanket pled
I would like to make a ______. Where can I find a pattern? Ya khachú svyazat’ ____. Gdyeh ya magú naytí eenstryktsiyu?
Oh dear, I have dropped a stitch. Akh, ya minyá slétila petlyá.
Oh dear, I need to rip back. Again. Akh, mnyeh nádo raspustét! Apyát’.
Did you make that yourself? Éta viy sámi svyazáli?
Yes, I made this myself! Da, ya éta svyazála sáma!
I love to knit/crochet. Mnyéh nrávit’sa vyazát’ spitsámi/kryuchkóm.

Translators: Alison Hansel, Svetlana Avrakh, Katherine Mok, Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton, Lucia Tedesco, Jacqueline Broner, Cynthia Hunger, Anu Harkki, Theresa Vinson Stenersen, Marjoleine van der Heide