Welcome! I'm Holly Chayes.

This online space has been around in one form or another since 2010, it focuses on making, creativity and living a curious life, plus a lot of clothing.

Some of the projects I've worked on in the past 10+ years include...

Talking About Clothes with Holly Chayes

An interview podcast that's all about clothing (and also, not *really* about clothing at all). Find all the details and listen to conversations about comfort, style, change and shopping here. Or search for Talking About Clothes with Holly Chayes wherever you listen to podcasts.

Who Wears Who?

A personal style coaching and content practice devoted to helping you own and wear your clothes intentionally, instead of being worn by them. Discover your own style guidance, and learn more about the practice of intentional style at WhoWearsWho.com

The Self-Made Wardrobe Project

Predecessor to Who Wears Who, a year-long challenge in 2014/2015 where I only wore clothes I made. That year would have been a lot easier if the clothes had magically made themselves. Learn more about The Self-Made Wardrobe Project and explore the archives here.

The Shawl Geometry Book Series

Enough shawl shapes to keep you knitting for a lifetime. A multi-year exploration of math, shape and space in knitting, where I documented traditional shawl shaping, and iterated on those traditions to create new recipes of shawl shaping. Ultimately this lead to 75+ shapes, and 400+ pages of common and uncommon shawl shaping instructions. This project was inspired by a dozen individual shawl designs, each encapsulating a love of geometric lace design. You can find The Shawl Geometry Series here.


Thank you for being here with me. –Holly

The More Photogenic Front

August is turning into a surprisingly hectic and busy month around here. I’ve got 4 new designs on the needles (some of which you’ve seen before, some of which you haven’t). 2 designs waiting in the wings to be re-knit out of commercial yarn, and 2 other designs waiting to be cast on for the first time. I’ve also got a back log of pattern to write up, and publish. And as always there are shows and school, complete with solid deadlines, to work on. Moving to what’s on the needles, why don’t we start with the “new” stuff. While this is technically a re-knit, the original was a Christmas gift for a friend’s mother so I don’t have it anymore. This scarf is primarily a simple lace design flanked by two cables on either side, and decreases to a point at either end. In order to make the points...
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