From 2012 to 2022, I was THE translator and owner of Atelier Knits, an online store of indie designers’ knitting patterns,translated from English or French into Japanese. My store offered patterns by Alana Dakos, Kirsten Kapur, Stephen West, Åsa Tricosa, Martina Behm, Heidi Kirrmaier, Hélène Magnússon, Isabell Kraemer, Nadia Crétin-Léchenne, Solenn Couix-Loarer, Ariane Caron-Lacoste, Muriel Agator, Kessa Tay, Rose Beck, Julia Trice, Mademoiselle C, Julie Partie, Biches & Bûches… and even with Japanese designers who first published their patterns in English.
I have translated about 300 patterns in 10 years.
I have also worked with designers who want to offer their popolar patterns in Japanese on their Rabelry store (see below for my works).
Translation fee varies depending on complexity and length of instructions, but is generally:
– 30 to 60 euros (33 to 65 USD) for an accessory;
– 80 to 100 euros (90 to 110 USD) for a garment.
I’m of course open to further discussion 🙂
And I can also translate Japanese patterns into English and French, English into French, and French into Japanese and English!
Please feel free to ask questions!