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

Modified 10kH

Inspired by Miss. Violet’s 10k hours project I’ve decided to re-attempt doing one (or in this case two) things everyday for an extended period of time. I’ve tried this in the past with little success after the first month or so. However, I’m hoping that by making this public and being held accountable, even if it’s only to a handful of friends, that this attempt will be more successful. The first project is rather self explanatory, and rather easy to blog. Create one piece of art everyday. Track time. Blog. I’m using the term art very loosely. For example, finishing a complex knitting, embroidery, or sewing project totally counts as art. However, a stockinette cap doesn’t. The second project is less self explanatory, and much harder to blog. Work on knitwear design paperwork for one hour everyday. Progress on this project will be much easier to quantify, but rather boring...
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