Sophia Loren Riverside Pullover by Kathleen Lawton-Trask

Sophia Loren Riverside Pullover

September 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1000 - 1700 yards (914 - 1554 m)
Bust circumference: 29.25[32, 34.75, 37.25, 40, 42.75, 45.25, 48, 50.75]inches
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download


  1. Please note that two of the colors in the yellow and green sweater pictured have been discontinued, but there are lots of other options. Check out the Knit Like You Mean It post on other color combinations. Additionally, The Fibre Company Canopy Worsted is now sold in 100g hanks, not 50g hanks.
  2. The schematic originally published on Knitty is incorrect. Until Knitty’s editors are able to replace that schematic, please refer to the schematic in “photos” for the correct schematic. Many, many apologies for this difficulty. In particular, please note that having part of the body length be the same for all sizes is a deliberate choice made in consultation with a professional tech editor.
  3. The pattern was updated slightly (including the name) for inclusion in Silver Screen Knits, Volume Two. The PDF version available to download for free reflects these changes.

Inspired by a sweater worn by Sophia Loren in the movie “Woman of the River,” this stranded colorwork top will brighten up your closet and the greyest of days. Its three-quarter sleeves are perfect for autumn days or for winter layering, while purl ridges at the background changes offer texture and interest. Knit from the bottom up in luscious Fibre Company Canopy Worsted, this cozy sweater can be customized with your own color scheme: make it in boldly contrasting colors or subtly harmonizing shades according to your seasonal desires.

This sweater is an excerpt from Silver Screen Knits: Volume Two. Volume One of the series was published in Fall 2013, and Volume Two in Spring 2014. The books celebrate the glamour of classic films and include patterns inspired by movies and movie stars as well as introductions to the films featured and highlights of movie knitting.

You can learn more about the books, which include patterns by Ann Weaver, Veera Välimäki, Susanna I-C, and other designers, at Knit Like You Mean It.