A Winter’s Yarn

After years, decades, devoted to creating beautiful – and durable! – luxury knitwear for the so-many appreciative customers welcomed to her stores in Brussels, Isabelle Baines ‘closed up shop’. Winding down her boutique and atelier, she found herself left with kilos and kilos of top-quality Italian merino wool in a vast array of alluring colors. What to do?

Well, once bitten by the knitting bug – which goes back to her childhood years – the urge to scratch never ceases. Last year she decided to return to the needle, hand-knitting and crocheting a collection of knitted-hats/bonnets in her own inimitable way, as always the watchwords being comfort, understated style and attention to detail.

The range includes models that may be customized according to customers’ wishes – like that created especially for the Mer du Nord/ Noordzee seafood emporium, or other personalized ‘vintage’ styles.