Petite Lisette


Petite Lisette is a nice tunic top for little girls, with a fitted bodice opening on a wide “skirt”. Depending on the yarn you will choose, you can pair it with about anything, from casual pants like jeans or harem pants to a more dressy skirt. Box pleats create an elegant effect all the while giving the children the comfort they need. A real princess top, ready for any adventure! The Ravelry page of the pattern will in fact give you tons of ideas of how to style it. With stripes, contrasting finishes, long or short sleeves… It has even been modified to become a skirt! And if you want to make it a duo, you can also knit it for you thanks to the adult version: Lisette.

This tunic top is knitted from the top down, in one piece, without seams. You will pick up stitches for the sleeves, and shape the shoulders using short rows.

This listing is for the knitting pattern (pdf) of the Petite Lisette tunic top (in French and in English).


  • 6 months – 12 months – 18 months [2-4-6-8-10] yrs for a finished bust size of 49-53-55 [57-61-65-69-73] cm


  • 26 stitches and 35 rows = 10 cm / 4’’ in stockinette stitch for the fitted bodice part
  • 24 stitches x 31 rows = 10 cm / 4’’ in stockinette stitch for the skirt part

Note: gauge is crucial for the bust part, so that the fit is right. However, it can be a bit different for the skirt, which can be more or less wide.


  • Stockinette stitch
  • Broken 1/1 rib

Yarn & Notions:

  • 1-1-2 [2-2-2-2-2] skeins or 300-350-410 [450-500-550-650-750] meters/330-380-450 [490-550-600-710-820] yds of Merino Fingering by Lilou Colours (100% merino sw – 400m / 100g), here in the Péché Mignon colorway, or any other fingering weight yarn that will give you the right gauge
  • Circular needles in two sizes, to get gauges (suggested sizes: 3.5mm/US#4 and 4mm/US#6).
  • If you don’t use the magic loop technique: dpns in the smaller size for the sleeves
  • For the box pleats, 2 dpns in the smaller size
  • 4 stitch markers
SKU: LCT-PAT-020 Categories: , , Tags: , , , , , , Yarn Weight: Fingering