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Lisa Ellis

for Lisa Ellis Designs   2010

LEDCS-18 Lil Summer Dress or Tunic Top (6 months - 6 years)

Here Ellis pulls off a near miracle. She has designed a tunic or dress of rare simplicity and grace, that could cost hundreds of dollars in a posh baby store if you could actually get it ready-made. But it's easy and fascinating to work, too. You make the Baltic braid at the bodice base first (she includes a URL for a video tutorial), then knit down in the round for the skirt; then reverse the process, and go back to pick up from the braid and work up for the bodice. It's one piece construction with a twist, and since you cast the shoulders off together, there's no sewing. Brilliant.

Pattern Detail

  • no charts
  • schematics included
  • sewing required
  • spring/summer
  • partly circular
  • 6 sizes, finished 6 months - 6 years; see data page
  • digital PDF has 2 pages (letter size)
  • easy
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.0 mm
    • US 6
    • 23.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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