Author Archives: Vicky Chan Designs

About Vicky Chan Designs

I'm an independent crochet and knitting patterns designer, currently focused on crochet designs of floral and botanical themes.

Aaron Mitts – Nov 2018 Release, 25% OFF

Aaron Fingerless Mitts

aaron fingerless mitts

Aaron unisex fingerless mitts are a handsome companion to the Aaron reversible hat. They feature an original stitch design of mine that recalls the delightful summer rain coursing down a windowpane. Keeping your hands toasty and fingers free, the mitts let you get things done in cooler weather or chilly office. The long mitts offer styling options to fit mood and function. They can be worn slouched up for a boho flair and are reversible for a sporty ribbed look. The pattern includes complete instructions for 3 sizes and suggestions to lengthen or shorten your mitts for full customization to fit your needs.

  • Size S (M, L) — to fit 18-20.5 (21-23, 23.5-25.5) cm / 7-8” (8¼-9, 9¼-10)” hand circumference, measured just below knuckles..
  • Yarn:  Louet Gems Sport (206m / 225 yd) — 1 skein 
  • Needles: 3.75mm (US size 5) – set of dpns

The Aaron Mitts pattern is 25% off the list price of CAD$4.50. The introductory sale ends after Nov 4, 2018; no coupon code required. To learn more about this design and to purchase, please find it here at my Ravelry Store.

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Aaron Hat – Oct 2018 Release, 25% OFF

Aaron Reversible Hat

Aaron features an original stitch design that recalls the delightful summer rain coursing down a windowpane. To complement this fun-to-knit stitch pattern, the classic single rib is added to create textural contrast. The decorative backside suggests a cable pattern and makes Aaron reversible. This unisex hat is knitted in the round from the bottom up and comes in three sizes that can be worked to beanie or slouchy length.

  • Size S (M, L) — to comfortably fit 45.5-48.5 (51-56, 58.5-61)cm / 18-19 (20-22, 23-24)” head circumference.
  • Yarn:  Louet Gems Sport (206m / 225 yd) — 1 skein 
  • Needles: 3.75mm (US size 5) — 40cm / 16” circular, set of dpns

The Aaron Hat pattern is 25% off the list price of CAD$4.50. The introductory sale ends after Oct 10, 2018; no coupon code required. To learn more about this design and to purchase, please find it here at my Ravelry Store.

Florence – Sep 2018 Release, 25% OFF

Florence Triangular Shawl

florence triangular shawl with floral lace stripes

Inspired by the beautiful Iris flower, Florence is designed to unfurl into alternating bands of floral lace. The asymmetric triangle drapes gracefully around the shoulders or neck, allowing you to wear it as a shawl or scarf. While this new pattern offers two shawl sizes (larger size shown) crocheted in fingering weight yarn, Florence is highly scaleable and can also be made with different yarn weights to suit your needs.

  • Size I (II) — 52cm/20½” (62cm/24½”) back length, 134cm/52¾” (160cm/63”) wingspan; measured flat.
    Shawl is scaleable, pattern includes instructions on how to customize the size; yarn amount will vary.
  • Yarn:  Louet Gems Fingering — 4 (5) skeins, or 675 (845)m / 740 (925) yd
  • Hooks: 4.5mm (US size 7)

The Florence Triangular Shawl pattern is 25% off the list price of CAD$6. The sale ends after Sep 12, 2018; no coupon code required. To learn more about this design and to purchase, please find it here at my Ravelry Store.

Another Wisteria

Having so much fun making the Wisteria Shawl, I just have to crochet yet another one, this time in size I. If you like gradient yarn, come check out my project for more photos and details.

wisteria shawl

 

Wisteria Shawl – July 2018 Release, 15% OFF

Designed especially for the Gorgeous Gradients Create-Along event, the Wisteria shawl pattern is 15% off the list price of CAD$6. The sale ends after August 12, 2018; no coupon code required. To learn more about this design and to purchase, please find it here at my Ravelry Store.

wisteria shawl

Wisteria Shawl

Inspired by the enchanting Wisteria Tunnel at the Kawachi Fuji Garden in Japan, this ethereal lace shawl is brimming with beautiful cascading blossoms. In a shape redolent of a water lily pad, the Wisteria shawl will drape elegantly on your shoulders without requiring a pin. The glass beads, adding a touch of sparkle and weight to the edging, allow the shawl to sway delightfully with your movements. Scaleable in size, this stunning piece looks equally exquisite wrapped around the neck or worn at the hips over jeans, a skirt or a dress.

  • Finished Size: Size I (II) – 47cm/18½” (61cm/24”) back length, measured flat. Shawl is scaleable.
  • Yarn: lace weight yarn 676-845m (739-924 yd)  – Vivid Fiber Arts Lux Lace or Louet Cottolin
  • Hooks: 2.25mm (US size B-1); 1.3mm (US size 10) or smaller steel hook for inserting beads
  • Size 6/0 glass beads for edging – 229 (301) beads; sample used Toho beads, about 15 (20)g

 

Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2018 Issue

I’m really excited that the Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2018 issue has finally published because Lee Ann Dalton of Vogue Knitting has written an article about me and my designs. To see the extent of my excitement, imagine me in a grocery store frantically waving the magazine at my husband from far away, while he was at the ice-cream aisle deciding which flavour to buy (edited out as someone complained that it was fictitious) and wasn’t aware at all that I was hunting him down from aisle to aisle after stalling at the magazine stands.

Beyond the excitement, it’s an honour to be profiled in Vogue Knitting by Lee Ann. This issue also has a very nice collection of beautiful patterns. If you are interested to learn more, please check it out at your local magazine stands or from http://vogueknitting.com/magazine. You can find Lee Ann’s delightful article in her “KNIT LIFE: Canada” column.

Lee Ann, thanks for the wonderful article! It will be a treasured memento for me.

Another Patricia

Yay, spring is finally here! And I just finished knitting another Patricia shrug, this time for me, with the knit border in the beautiful deep red Illimani Santi. I like shrugs, they are so chic and easy to wear, and are perfect for the cool spring weather. The Patricia shrug has all the elements I love: leaf lace, bobbles, eyelets and texture ribbing. I especially love the pretty leaf pattern on the sleeves. What do you think?

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