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The Knitting Factory

Do a quick web search on “knitting” and you’ll get Knitting Guild of America, a crocheting index, and the Irish Clan Aran sweaters. Riveting!

Just as you suspected.

Now, take a quick stroll down Lafayette and you’ll find Suss (pronounced “soos”), a new shop opened by Swedish knitting enthusiast Suss Cousins, a beautiful bohemian who’s giving knitting (folksy, chunky) a Scandinavian spin (minimalist, sleek). Her 1,600-square-foot space above Pravda is done up with light woods, cathedral ceilings, chocolate suede couches, hand-knit drapes, and red pottery.

In addition to tons of yarn, Suss stocks needles, patterns, and a selection of incredible ready-to-wear shmattes, like to-die-for cable-knit sweaters, sheer crocheted shrugs, panty and camisole sets, sweater dresses, robes, and baby clothes — all made in rich blends of wool, mohair, chenille, and cotton. Everything is hand-loomed in L.A. at the original Suss location.

Got restless fingers? Sign up for a knitting class and practice your new needle tricks with the pros.

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Suss Design, 281 Lafayette Street, between Houston and Prince Streets (212-226-1848).