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Free Knitting Pattern: Newcastle Pullover

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Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 90102AD
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 38 (42, 46, 50, 54) in. (96.5 (106.5, 117, 127, 137) cm)
Finished Length 25 1/2 (26, 26, 26 1/2, 27) in. (65 (66, 66, 67.5, 68.5) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.


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This comfortable pullover is ideal for cool autumn and winter days.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-174: Wool-Ease Yarn: Avocado
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Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey Black
Mustard Eggplant Gold Avocado Chestnut Heather Forest Green Heather Paprika Denim Twist
Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi Wheat Mushroom White Frost
*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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•  620-174 Wool-Ease Yarn: Avocado
$ 28.14 (7, 7, 7, 8) 
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Newcastle Pullover

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®


17 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) using larger needles. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog.

K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1:
K2, *p2, k2; rep from * across.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

With smaller needles, cast on 82 (90, 98, 106, 114) sts. Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures about 3 in. (7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Change to larger needles. Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 17 in. (43 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Armhole
Bind off 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Next (Dec) Row: K1, k2tog (dec made), k to last 3 sts, ssk (dec made), k1.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 2 (4, 6, 7, 8) more times – 66 (70, 74, 78, 84) sts rem, then work even until armhole measures about 8 1/2 (9, 9, 9 1/2, 10) in. (21.5 (23, 23, 24, 25.5) cm). Bind off.

Work same as Back until piece measures about 14 1/2 in. (37 cm from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Neck
Next Row (RS):
Work in St st as established over 32 (36, 40, 44, 48) sts; join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 18 sts for center front opening; finish row.
Working both sides at once with separate balls of yarn, work even in St st for 7 rows.
Next (Dec) Row: Work in St st to last 3 sts of first side, k2tog, k1; on second side, k1, ssk, finish row.
Continuing in St st as established, rep Dec Row every 8 (8, 8, 6, 6) rows 6 (7, 7, 8, 10) more times; AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures same as Back to armhole, shape armhole as for Back. When armhole measures same as Back, bind off rem 17 (18, 20, 21, 22) sts each side.

SLEEVE (make 2)
With smaller needles, cast on 42 (42, 46, 46, 50) sts. Work in K2, p2 Rib until piece measures about 3 in. (7.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Change to larger needles.
Next (Inc) Row: K2, kfb, (inc made) work in St st to last 3 sts, kfb (inc made), k2. Continue in St st, rep Inc Row every 4 rows 13 (13, 14, 12, 14) more times, every 6 rows 4 (4, 4, 6, 5) times – 78 (78, 84, 84, 90) sts.
Work even until piece measures 18 (18, 18, 19, 19) in. (45.5 (45.5, 45.5, 48.5, 48.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Cap
Bind off 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 68 (68, 74, 72, 78) sts.
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 4 rows – 60 (60, 66, 64, 70) sts.
Next (Dec) Row: K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows until 44 sts rem.
Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 8 rows.
Bind off rem 20 sts.

Sew shoulder seams.
From RS, with smaller needles and beg at right shoulder seam, pick up and k 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) sts across back neck.
Row 1 (WS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 2 (RS): Cast on 8 sts, work in K2, p2 Rib as established.
Row 3 (WS): Cast on 8 sts, work in K2, p2 Rib as established – 50 (54, 58, 62, 66) sts at end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 6 more times – 146 (150, 154, 158, 162) sts. Work even in K2, p2 Rib as established until collar measures same as opening at center front. Bind off.
Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Sew Collar to neck, lapping left side of collar over right. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 7 reviews)
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Newcastle Pullover Reviewed by Kymberly Pease on 2012-04-08 *****
I chose this pattern for my first sweater and it turned out great. Very easy to follow. I did the collar that was written and was very happy with it. I can definitely see making this sweater again in another color.

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