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Baltic Trim Summer Top or Dress


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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 BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit in the round purl 3 needle bind off GAUGE 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

Supplies Needed

  • 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)

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