Angelia Robinson


Angelia Robinson

Former environmental lobbyist, Angelia Robinson, is a knit and crochet designer residing in Los Angeles. Her playful yet elegant work has been featured in Vogue Knitting: Crochet, Love of Knitting, and Interweave Crochet. Angelia’s creations explore the interplay of shape, texture, and style. She draws daily inspiration from her quartet of children.

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Projects by Angelia Robinson


“Do knitters ever use their own slang or lingo? Sometimes I come across odd phrases and I’m not sure what they mean! Can you please help?”

Every group of people with shared interests has its own lingo, and we knitters are no different. There are, of course, abbreviations every new knitter must learn. After all, it would be difficult to read patterns without knowing “ssk” means slip, slip, knit, or “p2tog” means purl two together. But beyond the purely technical terms,

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Yarn Substitutions

Knitting patterns usually call for a particular yarn, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use something else. The secret to successful substitution is understanding weight and fiber content.
Yarn Weight
A yarn’s weight refers to its thickness. The Craft Yarn Council has established a standard grading system ranging #0 for lace weight up to #7 for jumbo

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How do I knit jogless stripes in the round?

 

Hi Megan,

Stripes are popular with almost all knitters since they add a bit of flair to otherwise plain vanilla projects while creating opportunities to use up leftover yarn in your stash. Unfortunately, knitting stripes in the round can present a bit of a problem. Each time a new color is added, a small hiccup or

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“I’m having trouble with gauge for tops, even though I measure it before I finish the piece. After a few wears, the top doesn’t fit the same. What can I do?”

Hi Brooke,

Some of my favorite fibers to knit with are silk, bamboo, and cotton, but these beautiful yarns have bad memories. They can provide lustrous sheen and magnificent drape to any garment or accessory, but they do not have the natural elasticity or “memory” of wool. This means they just won’t hold their shape over

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What’s the best bind-off for my project?

Hi Mary,

So, you’ve been making steady project on a knitting project and it’s just about time to finish things up, but what bind-off technique should you use? There are many options to choose from, and each technique is more suited to a different type of project, but there are three main categories of techniques: traditional,

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