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Limited-edition fleece & hand-loomed knit garments and accessories.

My work highlights my passion for color and pattern. My clothing line is truly distinctive for its combination of individually hand-loomed, fair-isle knit accents and the highest quality ultra-soft, light-weight polar fleece (purchased from Malden Mills of Lawrence, MA). I havesuccessfully exhibited my work at rigorously juried, high-end retail artist shows and galleries showcasing wearable art. Please bookmark this site to see a current list of both shows and galleries.

After designing the garment silhouettes, I choose a full line of this luxurious fabric in stunning colors and a variety of weights that are compatible with the top-quality yarn I use in my knitting. I derive great pleasure from experimenting with a variety of geometric motifs, anddetermining how they relate to an actual knitted fabric and to the fleece fabric with which they will be combined.

The S‹ZKNITS collection features a variety of weights of fleece, including ultra-warm, 300-weight shearling full-length Swing Coats; "Boundry" HoodedScalloped Jackets; and lightweight micro fleece Pleated Jackets with knit collars and inverted knit back pleats, coordinating Skirts, Dresses, and Jumpers. Quite popular are my many accessory styles in varied colors and prints because they make perfect gifts.

My line has received rave reviews for its unique use of silhouette, fit, color, pattern, and trim, perfectly fusing fashion with warmth, comfort, and ease of care.

Current retail shows include the following. Please check this page frequently for updates.

  • 3/31-4/2: Spring Crafts at Park Avenue, New York, NY
  • 5/20-5/21: 15th Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival of the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
  • 5/27-5/28: 34th Annual Westport Handcraft Show, Westport, CT
  • 6/3-6/4: 14th Annual Celebrate! West Hartford Arts & Crafts Show, West Hartford, CT
  • 6/16-6/18: American Craft Council Crafts Show, West Springfield, MA
  • 9/8-9/10: 24th Annual Adirondack Mountain Art And Fine Craft Festival, Saratoga, NY
  • 9/16-9/17: 2000 Designer/Craftsman Clothing-Jewelry-Accessories Show, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA
  • 10/6-10/8: 15th Annual Stowe Foliage Art & Fine Craft Fair, Stowe, VT
  • 10/13-10/15: Planting Fields Art & Fine Craft Festival, Oyster Bay, NY
  • 11/10-11/12: 9th Annual Special Fall Showcase, Gramercy Park Armory, New York, NY
  • 11/18-11/19: 23rd Annual Westport Creative Arts Festival, Westport, CT
  • 12/8-12/10: Holiday Crafts at Morristown, Morristown, NJ

76 Woodlot Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Home: 413-253-3975
Fax: 413-256-6710
Web: www.suzknits.com

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Photography by Gordon S. Bernstein

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