• Bateau-Style Sweater | Grainline Studio My Bateau-Style Sweater

    Bateau-Style Sweater Ravelry Post Pattern: my own Yarn: The Fibre Co. Luma in Blanca A few years back I had a sweater that I loved, and wore constantly until it died a slow, drawn out, sad, stretched out, holey death. This sweater was perfect for spring, fall, chilly summer nights up at the cabin, layering, […]

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  • Summer of Basics Challenge | Grainline Studio My Summer of Basics Plans

    It’s taken me what seems like FOREVER to narrow down my Summer of Basics plans but I *think* I’m finally there. I’ll be making 1 knit and 2 sewn garments, though you might notice there are only 2 garments pictured above, we’ll get to that in a minute, but like the prize I’m sponsoring I’m […]

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  • Handmade Styling: Cozy Winter Blues

    It’s one thing to make a garment you love, but often another to incorporate it seamlessly into your wardrobe – at least that’s what we hear from our customers all of the time. One of the many questions I get is if I can talk about how I mix and match my handmade items with […]

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  • Finished Garment: Martine Pullover

    Martine Pullover Ravelry Post Pattern: Martine by Julie Hoover Yarn: Rain by Shibui Knits in Ash Usually I condense all of my knitting projects into one of 4 quarterly posts since this is primarily a sewing blog, but this sweater deserves its own post for a multitude of reasons. One of them is that I’d really like […]

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  • Recent Knitted Garments & Queued Projects

    I realized the other day that it’s been forever since I posted my knitting projects! Last year was such a blur for us here at Grainline that I dropped the ball hard on posting any personal projects or things I’d made and I’m really hope to remedy that this year. I love reading about what […]

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  • Jen’s Fall ’16 Wardrobe: Hemlock Sweater

    It’s been quite a while since I did a wardrobe style post – and after a long absence it’s a bit hard to get back into writing them (and posing for them for that matter)! If you read our blog weekly, you’ll remember my wardrobe planning post last week and my inspiration post the week […]

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  • Jen’s Fall Wardrobe Plans

    After studying my wardrobe mood board from last week and really thinking about the current state of my closet, I spent the weekend planning my fall wardrobe plans. I’m taking part in Slow Fashion October this month on my personal Instagram account (@jen_beeman) and decided that this fall was going to be more of a basics […]

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  • Jen’s Fall / Winter ’16 Wardrobe Inspiration

    [image sources] The nights are getting longer and the weather is finally starting to turn cool, which can only mean one thing…fall is here! There’s nothing I love more than wardrobe planning for my favorite season, the season of long sleeves, closed toe shoes, sweaters & beautiful, rich colors. With that in mind I set […]

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  • Jen’s 1st Quarter Knit Report

    Hawser Sweater Ravelry Post Pattern: Hawser by Brooklyn Tweed Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Cast Iron I decided I needed to knit this sweater after seeing Erica’s beautiful version back in February of last year. I had to finish a few things up before starting, but cast on at the end of August. I definitely stalled out […]

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  • Jen’s 2015 Year End Knit Review

    When I was thinking back on how my year in knitting went, I remembered it a bit differently than it actually went. Somehow this past year has seemed to pass at lightning speed, and yet last January seems so far away. Generally I’m a bit of an overly productive person, meaning I feel like I need to […]

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  • Jen’s 2015 Year End Sewing Review

    I love the end of the year, partially because I enjoy reflecting on what happened over the past 12 months, but also because I get really excited about making plans and goals for the upcoming year. I did a TON of sewing this year, we put out a record 5 patterns in one year around here, […]

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  • Socks, Sweaters & Styling Handmade Garments

    I’m about to go on a bit of a tangent with this post while trying to pull together a few different ideas that are floating through my head. I’ll try to wrap it up somewhere by the end of the post, but no promises will be made. Before I get started I want to let you […]

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  • FW ’15 Wardrobe Progress, Part 01

    I’m doing things a little differently with my handmade wardrobe posts this time around. Rather than work behind the scenes and then do a post once a thing has been completed like I usually do, I want to share a bit more of my process and progress. I feel like this method has the potential to […]

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