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  • Ludlow Scarf | Grainline Studio Summer of Basics: Ludlow Scarf

    Ludlow Scarf Ravelry Project Link Pattern: Ludlow by Julie Hoover for Brooklyn Tweed Yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Loft in Fossil Sweater & Jeans: Madewell Shoes: Dieppa Restrepo Completely eschewing my original plans, my second garment for the Summer of Basics Make-Along was this super snuggly Ludlow Scarf! I’d had this pattern in my knitting queue since […]

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  • Summer of Basics Best Combo Winner Summer of Basics: Best Combo Winner!

    As both Karen and Kate at Kelbourne Woolens have mentioned, you all completely blew us away with your Summer of Basics projects! When starting out on this journey I never would have imagined so many people would take part or how inspired we would all be by the garments coming out of the challenge. I […]

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  • Lakeside Pajama Picks & Tips Lakeside Pajama Picks & Bias Tips

    one • two • three • four • five • six We were finally able to restock the paper version of our Lakeside Pajamas a few weeks ago and we’ve been completely blown away by how many of you are snapping them up to make your own summer pj sets! It’s been a few years […]

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  • Pattern Storage | Grainline Studio Organizing your PDF files for Sewing & Knitting

    We originally published this post on organizing your PDF patterns back in July of 2015 but I’ve been getting a ton of questions lately on my Instagram accounts about how I use my iPad to organize both my sewing and knitting PDF files so I figured it was time to revisit. I still use this […]

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  • Summer of Basics Getty Sweater | Grainline Studio Summer of Basics: Getty Progress

    Alright, we’re a month into the Summer Of Basics and its time for my first check in! My first garment for the challenge is the Getty sweater from Shibui Knits. Shibui was kind enough to send me the yarn and pattern for this sweater as part of the giveaway we did with them a few […]

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  • Our New Digital Home!

    Today we’re so excited to share our brand new website with you! This project has been quite a long time in the making. Grainline Studio has existed in one form or another since 2009 and since it originally started out as a personal blog, rather than a shop, things have never really existed in the […]

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  • A Summer Lookbook (and discount code!) from Oak Fabrics

    I hope you all are ready for a Friday treat, because I’ve got one for you! A super cute look book, kits, and a discount code from my local shop (and old employer!) Oak Fabrics featuring our patterns with the amazing new fabric lines from Leah Duncan! Rachel, the owner of Oak Fabrics, floated us the […]

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  • Our Top 5 Tips, Patterns, and Tutorials for Beginning Sewers

    As part of the Summer of Basics Make-Along we thought it would be fun to share 5 of our top tips, patterns and tutorials since I know there are a lot of knitters joining in who are new to sewing. We have so many tips, patterns, and tutorials it was hard to choose so you […]

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  • The Summer of Basics Make-Along is Here!

    I mentioned a few posts back that our friend and Stowe Bag collaborator, Karen of Fringe Supply Co was cooking up something fun this summer called the Summer of Basics Make-Along. Well it’s June 1st so that means it all starts today! The premise of the Summer of Basics is to fortify our wardrobes together […]

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  • Me Made May | Archer Roundup

    We are in the midst of Me Made May. A sewing challenge created by Zoe Edwards in 2010. Participants pledge to wear a handmade item everyday during the month of May. It’s so great to see what everyone is making with Grainline patterns this year! These are our favorite Archer Button Ups that we found […]

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  • Shibui Winners

    Our Shibui Knits giveaway has closed and we’ve had so much fun reading everyone’s replies! Our blog winner, picked by Google’s random number generator, is Erin! So if your name is Erin keep an eye on your inbox, I’ve already emailed you.

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  • The Summer of Basics

    This morning Karen of Fringe Supply Co. posted something I’m really excited about on her blog, the Summer of Basics Make-Along! Essentially it’s 1 garment a month for 3 months, June through August, with the goal of filling in basic wardrobe gaps. Garments can be knitted or sewn and only need to adhere to your […]

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  • [Closed] Shibui Knits Lunar Giveaway!

    If you’re a knitter, you may have seen the Shibui Knits launch of their newest yarn, Lunar, yesterday, and if not, well here’s your intro! A few posts back I shared my Martine Pullover which was knit in Shibui Rain, and casting on for that back in July of last year was the beginning of […]

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  • Modern Task Lighting for Sewing & Crafts

    Recently I’ve been on the lookout for cute, modern craft task lighting which has proved to be more difficult than I thought! I often find myself knitting with dark colors, usually in the evenings after work, and in need of a bit of extra light to keep me from regretting my color choices. I own an OttLite […]

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  • A Few Thoughts on Wardrobe Planning

    One quick thing I want to touch on after our last post about my Martine Pullover is that I don’t think there is one correct way to plan a wardrobe! In my last post when I said that I’m not into doing wardrobe surveys and drawing each garment out, that doesn’t mean I don’t plan. […]

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