As the trend for homespun fashions such as patchwork and crochet continues through 2003, designer Suss Cousins is finding new ways to make her mark beyond a wholesale business and corner boutique here that together generate about $2 million.

The twice-weekly classes at her Beverly Boulevard store — which on some nights is hotter than the Ivy for sheer star power — are behind "Hollywood Knits," (Stewart Tabori & Chang, $27.50) a 50-page coffee-table read featuring 30 of her best-selling and most original designs modeled by celebrity pals and clients including Julianne Moore, China Chow and Kirsty Hume.

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