Hollywood Knits: Thirty Original Suss Designsby Suss Cousins, Karen Knauer (Photographer)
Knitting is undergoing a stylish renaissance, thanks in part to the inspiration and creativity of knitter-to-the-stars Suss Cousins. Suss has invented a new vocabulary for an old art, and in the process developed a passionate following of young, hip knitters, including some of Hollywood's hottest stars. Rose McGowan, Julia Sweeney, Laurence Fishburne, and Bill Cosby count among her celebrity students and customers, and her designs have been worn on Friends, Frasier, and many movies and other TV shows.
Bringing her ideas to a book for the first time, Suss invites knitters new and accomplished to make offbeat and colorful projects that are both elegant and wearable. Thirty projects with complete step-by-step instructions and illustrations are featured in Hollywood Knits, from adorable hats and scarves to gorgeous sweaters, throws, and even a cell phone holder, happily modeled by icons of Hollywood chic, such as Julianne Moore and Chanel model Kirsty Hume. Hollywood Knits closes with a resource guide that lists where you can buy quality yarns and Suss designs nationwide.
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.75(d)
- Age Range:
- 13 - 18 Years
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The author of this book has obviously spent way too much time surrounded by anorexic Hollywood starlets. I would love to make some of those patterns if they were sized for real people! (By the way, I'm a size 8--not exactly obese.)
There are some great photographs and cute patterns in here even if the name-dropping gets tedious after about the 2nd page. Pay close attention to the dimensions of the women's sweaters because they are definitely on the small side. Also check the author's website for corrections to the book as there are several. If you pick this book up after picking up Vogue Knitting (as a reference) and The Yarn Girls (for your first 'real' projects) you should do well with Hollywood Knits. Suss Cousins does show how you can make some cute designs with fairly simple patterns and quality yarns.
Bough three versions as gifts and they great! Great gift!
The sizing of these patterns is very small - don't bother if you are a size 10. And by the way, it's not a hot water bottle holder, it's a water bottle holder that will hold a nice sized water bottle when you are out for a walk.
Fun book, great photos, not 1970s knitting patterns, stuff you could actually wear. What I especially liked are the knitting instructions in the beginning; they are European-style, which I think is an easier way to knit.
I bought this book and while the pictures were nice, I wasn't so sure about the patterns themselves. One pattern was for a hot water bottle. Who in the world wants to make that?