So last night after photographing and post my sample using lines knitted in, I knew it was pointless to go any further because the tension issues were going to make it impossible to get a nice result. I frogged that section and reknit just the diamond without the cross lines and used duplicate stitch for said lines. Massive improvement. My best so far. Now working on the heel and then will switch diamond colors for the leg. I’m feeling much more confident now BUT its worsted weight and I’d like to duplicate these results on fingering weight. But first things first, get done with this one.