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Home Knits: Luxurious Handknits for Every Room of the House

by Suss Cousins

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Lots of great ideas. The neutral colors made it easy to imagine my own substitutions and add my own personal modifications. ( )
  laurazlsk | Nov 13, 2009 |
Home Knits: Luxurious Handknits for Every Room of the House is the latest offering from Suss Cousins, author of two previous knitting books (Hollywood Knits and Hollywood Knits - Style). Best known for her yarn collection and designs for Hollywood movies (her latest project can be seen on Tim Allen in Santa Clause 3), in Home Knits Cousins designs 30 projects to bring her trademark style to your home.

When Cousins moved to a new home, she was inspired to create the designs in Home Knits. The designs combine the clean Swedish designs Cousins grew up with and mix old with new. Since she wanted to use a subdued colour palette, the designs in Home Knits have an emphasis on texture. In some projects, unusual materials are employed: curtain tiebacks are made using cotton twill tape and coasters are constructed out of jute twine; however, the rest of the patterns are made using Cousins’ line of yarn. Any of these designs can be made using other yarn and a helpful yarn substitution guide is included at the back of the book.

Home Knits has patterns for knitters of all skill levels for everything from pillows and napkin rings to bedspreads and wall hangings. Beginners will be tempted by the luxurious colours and textures of the Big Pillow Cover or the softness of the Luxurious Bedcover. More experienced knitters will be itching to knit up one of Cousins’ lampshades or her Ottoman Cozy. Experts will want to knit up the Kimono Robe in their favourite colour or be inspired to create their own piece of wall art.

Suss Cousins’ next book, Wedding Knits: Handmade Gifts for Every Member of the Wedding Party, will be published by Potter Crafts on January 2, 2007. ( )
  Antheras | Oct 17, 2007 |
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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 mohair throws, 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.

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