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

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Lil Summer Dress or Tunic Top

from Practical knits for the everyday knitter
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lil Summer Dress or Tunic Top
Lil Summer Dress or Tunic Top
Lil Summer Dress or Tunic Top
Lil Summer Dress or Tunic Top
Lil Summer Dress or Tunic Top
Lil Summer Dress or Tunic Top

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • knit and purl

Pattern Description:

One piece construction
Instructional Video link for the baltic trim (You Tube)

This dress is by far my favorite design! The dress or tunic top begins at the center with the baltic trim. Nothing difficult - just knitting and purling while alternating yarn colors (You Tube video link included with pattern). From there, you simply knit down the skirt to the desired length. Work an easy ruffle and bind off. Stitches are then picked up from the other side of the baltic trim (easy to see and pick up due to the 2 colors being worked) and then it's knit up to the top ending with a 3-needle bind off.

Pictures shown in Frog Tree Picoboo

Copyright 2010 Lisa Ellis Designs


5.75 sts and 8 rows = 1"
(23 sts and 32 rows = 10cm) in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 6 sizes to choose from
  • 16" to 26" finished circumference
  • 6-9 mths up to 5-6 yrs


  • 200 (225, 240, 285, 300, 350) yds of color A (skirt)
  • 140 (160, 180, 200, 220, 240) yds of color B (top)
  • sport weight bamboo/cotton blend yarn
  • US 6 and US 7 16-inch circular needles