Softer Light – A Group Knitting Project

Right now we’ve got an exciting group knitting project at The Mill. Inspired by the light shining through some pretty pastel-coloured baby clothes in the window recently, we’re knitting up a wooly stained-glass window to be exhibited at the next textile show Softer.



Here’s the work done so far. The beautiful thing about collaborative knitting projects is seeing it grow so quickly. I’m looking forward to seeing how much we can do in one week, two, three..

7 thoughts on “Softer Light – A Group Knitting Project

  1. I just discovered an interesting way of knitting squares, where you decrease a stitch in the middle of each row, forming a diagonal, as follows.
    Cast on an odd number of stitches, 2n+1
    Row 1: knit n-1 stitches, slip 1, k1, psso, knit
    Row 2: as row 1
    Row 3: knit n-2 stitches, slip 1, k1, psso, knit
    Row 4: as row 3
    Continue until there is only 1 stitch. You can either pull this through, or start on a new square by picking up n stitches along one of the edges of the first square and casting on a further n.

    • Hi Irene,

      the ‘n’ stands for any ‘number of stitches’.
      e.g. if n = 8, Cast on (2×8+1=) 17 stitches.
      Then for row 1: Knit (8-1=) 7 stitches, slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over, knit to end.
      & so on.
      I haven’t tried this technique yet, but you should get a row of decreases down the middle.

      I hope that’s helpful! Do let me know how it works out.


  2. Re my comment of 20th April on diagonal squares, I’ve just been trying different decreases, knit 2 together or knit 2 together through back of loops, and for garter stitch it doesn’t seem to matter which one you do as long as it’s always the middle stitch and the stitch before that you knit together and you are consistent. These squares are particularly fetching in rainbow yarn.

    I’ve also noticed that it’s a way to get a scalloped edging. Instead of carrying on decreasing until you’ve got one stitch remaining, you stop sooner and then just knit straight.

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