Baltic Trim Summer Top or Dress

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Baltic Trim Summer Top or Dress Pattern


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Knitting: Baltic Trim Summer Top or Dress
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Girls, Petite, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • purl
  • 3 needle bind off

Pattern Description:

You Tube Tutorial link for the Trim

Simply a classic! This negative ease seamless top begins at the center trim and is worked down to the desired length. Easy to see stitches are then picked up at the Baltic trim and then worked up. This construction allows you to try on the top or dress as you go --ensuring perfect sizing and fit on the top and on the bottom! There is even a You Tuber Tutorial link for the Baltic trim! A perfect beginner top or dress with several finishing options too.

Copyright 2012. Lisa Ellis Designs


5.5 sts and 7.5 rnds = 1:
(21 sts and 29 rnds = 10cm
using smaller needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit 36 (38, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50) bust measurements
  • Top length: 24 (24, 24.5, 24.5, 26, 26, 26.5) inches
  • Dress length: 34 (34, 34.5, 34.5, 37, 37 37.5) inches


  • 340 (355,, 430, 470, 530, 550 610) yds Sport weight in color B (bodice)
  • 400 (425, 450, 465, 475, 485,500) yds Sport weight in color A (skirt)
  • 675 (715, 770, 785, 850, 885, 915) yds of Sport weight in color A (dress)
  • 20 yds Sport weight for Baltic trim
  • US size 6 (4mm) 16" and 32" or longer (bodice)
  • US size 7 (4.5mm) 16" or longer circular needles (skirt)

About Designer

About Designer

lisaellisdesign on

I am a knitting instructor, published designer and mother of 2 teenage girls.
I am obsessed with knitting, love vegetable gardening and cooking.

My designs can be seen in over a dozen books and magazines as well as my "How To" knitting articles.

My latest endeavor is taping some "How To" knitting DVD's.

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