Find your Christmas presents in the #lnknitsflagshipstore

Find your Christmas presents in the #lnknitsflagshipstore

13/12/2016

It’s that time of the year again. Christmas lights, winter cold and Santa Claus right around the corner. Have you already found the perfect Christmas presents for your loved ones? Let LN|Knits give you a hand ;-). We’ve got all kinds of fair gifts, for him and for her, for adults and for kids, for fashionistas and foodies, for DIY knit lovers and chefs. And everything available online and in the #lnknitsflagshipstore. Looking for something up to €20? We’ve got yarn in all colours, flashy and basic! The LN Alpaca Wool and Baby Chain Wool is available in this season’s trend colours and the always classy basic colours. Need some knitting inspiration? Have a look in the 2 DIY-books: Goed Gemutst and In Mijn Nopjes. Plenty of patterns to knit the most beautiful scarves, beanies and sweaters.   Looking for something up to €50? The LN|Beanies Headband and our new…

Discover beautiful brides and their LNAndes!

Discover beautiful brides and their LNAndes!

19/10/2016

The pictures I received from beautiful brides are so stunning that they had to be shared with you! The Big Bertha is the all time favorite accessory. Hand-knit with a mixture of silk, linen and the softest and purest baby Alpaca yarn for our summer collection and with 100% baby alpaca yarn for the winter collection, this luxurious beauty is the ultimate cover-up. The Adorable Annie or Cosy Charlene can be worn during all seasons but will definitely be the perfect cover up for your Winter Wedding! The LNAndes Collection is the right balance between warmth and style and the cardigans and scarves are the best cover up, because, you know… Weather can be shitty in Belgium! Even on your special day! So better be prepared! Shop the perfect wedding accessories for the bride, suite and kids on-line, in the LNKnits Flagshipstore or pass by the I do I do…

Oh happy days!

Oh happy days!

11/10/2016

Oh happy days! After a year of hard work, I can finally present you with my cook and lifestyle book #LNFairfood! It has taken so much of my energy but it has given me even more back. I am very happy with the result and I hope you will find the book inspirational to live a healthy and pure life. I got to know the Peruvian kitchen thanks to my yearly visits to the beautiful country. Every time again I was blown away by the pure and fresh ingredients that are used. As I am a true foodie and addicted to healthy food that nourishes my entire body, I decided to share my passion with you. Pure, biological and honest food lies on the basis of everything. The book consists of 50 recipes divided in 8 categries: smoothies and juices, breakfast, eggs, cold salads, warm salads, fish, snacks, drinks and…

Warm and colourful through the winter!

Warm and colourful through the winter!

28/09/2016

For the LN|Andes winter collection we have also come up with renewed products. I decided to join forces with design talent Laure Severac. This young lady graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and is also crazy about all things wool. Aside from the well-known silhouettes, there are three brand new designs! First of all, there is Marvellous Martine a.k.a. the oversized perfecto. This eye catching jacket is inspired by my deceased aunt, style icon and also founder of the fashion label “Anvers”. The Marvellous Martine in Fluo Yellow has proven to be your favourite as size S was sold out in no time. No worries, you can still shop size M in our flagshipstore or online. But hurry, there is only one left! Do you prefer more neutral colours? Then the Marvellous Martine in Asvalt or New Light Grey will be perfect for you. The second…

Bye bye summer, hello fall!

Bye bye summer, hello fall!

21/09/2016

Summer has officially ended and fall is making its way through! Time to show you the most beautiful impressions of the LN|Beanies winter collection. This collection, just as her elegant sister LN|Andes, has been completely renewed. The colours of both collections are the same this season, which allows you to mix and match as much as you like. The newest design of LN|Beanies is the Hoodie Jacket, an oversized winter coat with hood you will never want to take off again. The LN|Beanies collection is available in 10 colours, of which 6 refreshed basic colours. Furthermore I have added 4 new flashy colours that I have already written about in my previous blog post “Happy colours, happy kids”. I think Volt Green, Fluo Yellow, Eclectic Blue and Nordic Pink will be ranked high on many people’s wish list this winter. I wonder what your favourite colour is! Upload your lovely…

HAPPY COLORS, HAPPY KIDS

HAPPY COLORS, HAPPY KIDS

15/09/2016

This winter, we once again spoil your kids with beautiful knitwear! Wrapping your kiddos in the wonderful and cosy items feels good because every single piece is made by hand under good working conditions and for a fair wage. Just as the adult collections, LN|Kids consists of two sub brands: LN|Andes and LN|Beanies. The first radiates fun and is utterly cosy, the last is more sporty and therefore perfect for playful kids who love cold winter days. Both collections are made of 100% baby alpaca yarn, which makes them even extra huggable. The collection is available in the neutral shades Light Grey and Mixed Beige, but despite the dark winter days, I have also chosen for some flashy colours based on the Peruvian street image. With your kids wearing a sweater, scarf or beanie in Fluo Yellow, Nordic Pink, Volt Green or Eclectic Blue, you will never lose sight of…

Welcome in the #lnknitsflagshipstore!

Welcome in the #lnknitsflagshipstore!

06/09/2016

In the Leopoldstraat 22, 2000 Antwerp (Belgium), you can find our flagshipstore. Especially for AW16 both the collections and the store interior got a renewed and flashy look. Besides the basic colors, that also got an upgrade, it’s fluo yellow, nordic pink, volt green and eclectic blue that will determine next winter’s image. There are also quite some new models in the collections such as oversized coats, long vests and new cardigans. Our LNKnitsflagshipstore sure is a Baby-alpaca walhalla! Come and discover both collections LNBeanies and LNAndes in all its glory. Interior by young and upcoming interior designer & art director Nick Bal. Pictures reopening party by Juan Wyns.

On wobbly legs

On wobbly legs

18/04/2016

Woooohoooo! Rise and shine, baby! The best day of my #LNgoesperu-travel finally has arrived: cuddling with (baby) alpacas! Every year we head to Sante Fe, a little village at 5000m in the Peruvian Andes, to cuddle with these little cuties and laugh with their funny faces. These alpacas… they just make me happy. Their faces, body shape, way of moving and especially ‘haircut’ are all so different! There is no alpaca a-like, but I must confess I do have an alpaca-twin. Check out Instagram or Facebook if you’d like to see what I am talking about. It’s pretty hilarious! But let’s get back to the main topic of this post: the alpaca farmers. Such nice people… Such a hard job, though! Herding & shaving alpacas is a very physical and heavy job. These alpacas are their life, though, and they treat them as royals. So, in case you have any…

Bee-yond fantastic!

Bee-yond fantastic!

17/04/2016

6AM wake-up call, busy day awaits! Since work & business just go on throughout my stay here high up in the Andes, I need to get up early in order to communicate with LNKnits back home. My sister Anneleen & supporter Lien are doing such a great job. Props to you, my ladies! After what you may call a multitasking breakfast and checking my e-mails, the team was ready for the busiest day on the program this week in Ayacucho. A day of driving, visiting, tasting (of course!) and taking in a whole bunch of interesting tips and information. First stop: Huanta, a little village close to Ayacucho, but located lower in the valley (read: even warmer, even though it’s a lot greener) where we had the opportunity to meet the most passionate man I have met so far, Mr. Medina. He told us all about his amazing arsenal of…

Discovering & cooking ‘Cañihua’ at 4.000 meters

Discovering & cooking ‘Cañihua’ at 4.000 meters

15/04/2016

After a day packed with emotions and fighting against the altitude-sickness, we all had an early night. And – thank god – I had the best rest! No time for any fatigue, sickness or lack of energy here. Our planning is very tight so we need to stay focused! And that we did, of course. How could it be any other way? We have the privilege to be in the Peruvian Andes, shooting for our 3rd book, cooking and enjoying ourselves. Experiencing things most people will not be able to in a lifetime. We are very lucky. 8.30 AM, time to head to the Quinoa & mini-quinoa or ‘Cañihua’-farmers, packed with a truckload of fresh vegetables and fruit scored at the local market yesterday. Besides visiting the fields and receiving very helpful & interesting information about both grains, I also made one of my favourite dishes ‘Quinoa con verduras &…