Suss Cousins, the author of two previous knitting books, grew up in Sweden, where her grandmother taught her to knit. After moving to New York in 1982, she tended bar by night and knit sweaters by day. Her knitwear took off, and before long she was designing sweaters for celebrities from Bill Cosby to Heavy D to Julia Roberts. Movies like Shall We Dance?, The Matrix, Master and Commander, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas and TV shows like Friends, Gilmore Girls, and Will and Grace have featured Suss’s unique knitwear. Knitters clamor for her yarns and patterns, and flock to her website, sussdesign.com, her shops in Los Angeles and New York, and her classes nationwide.
Home Knits: Luxurious Handknits for Every Room of the Houseby Suss Cousins, Michael Weschler (Photographer)
A thoroughly modern designer who has become a leader in the current knitting
Knitters of all levels looking for new ideas need look no further than Suss Cousins’s luxurious, original designs for the home. The unique SoHo-meets-Sweden style that makes her one of the country’s most sought-after knitters and designers is visible in every pattern.
A thoroughly modern designer who has become a leader in the current knitting renaissance, Suss Cousins’s approach is fresh and inspiring. With her one-of-a-kind knack for mixing colors and textures, it’s no surprise Suss has developed a following among hip knitters everywhere. Some of Hollywood’s hottest stars are among her fans, and thousands of knitters know her work through her stores and classes in New York and Los Angeles, her website, and her new yarn line. Now Suss turns her talents to a whole new area (and a subject that’s close to her own heart): knits for the home.
As much a home design book as a knitting guide, Home Knits includes patterns for 30 projects—from pillows and throws to bedspreads and wall hangings. There’s something for everyone here—from the knitting novice to the seasoned expert—and each project is presented as part of an overall design approach, with ideas and inspiration for using handknits to create a warm, inviting space in every room of the house.
Fill your rooms with the luxury, warmth, and style of handknits. Indulge your knitting passion and make your home a soothing haven for family and friends: Suss Cousins’s handknit designs for the home help you create a living space that is personal, original, and luxurious. Keep the mood easy and uncomplicated with soft seat covers, supple mohairthrows, and an array of knitted textures in polished cotton, handpainted wool, and even Ultrasuede. From pillows and placemats to rugs, lamp covers, hand towels, and bed canopies, the projects range from clever accessories you can complete in a few hours to unexpected and original pieces to cherish for years to come.
- Crown Publishing Group
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- 8.89(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.63(d)
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