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    Mosaic knitting

    Hello fellow knitters! I am looking to draw on your expertise. :-). I am knitting my first attempt at knitting mosaic with a pair of socks. I normally knit with size zero or one for my sock knitting needs. I started out using a 1.5 needle, and my slipped stitches looked very floppy and sloppy, so I frogged it - here’s a pic:

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    My second attempt is with a size one, and it is better but still very floppy:

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    I can go down a needle size again, and add more stitches but before I did I thought I would see if you have any other suggestions.

    I am guessing going down a needle size isn’t going to help much.

    thanks!!!
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    #2
    Have you tried blocking what you've already done to see if it will even out? I do know that the slipped stitches do look a bit different since they cover 2 rows not one.
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    #3
    Try blocking what you have already knit and see what happens before you frog. Kind of like lace, mosaic tends to look sloppy until it's had a good soak to sort out the stitches. If it's still too loose, then I'd go down another needle size. I often find that it takes a two-size adjustment to make a noticeable difference. Also, your yarn may bloom a bit upon washing and fill in some of the gaps that might be bothering you. (I tend to get a bit annoyed at uneven stitches while I'm knitting, but they almost always block out.

    I've done quite a bit of mosaic knitting and will note that it never looks as perfect IRL as it does in the pattern photos (probably due to lighting and the colors blending a bit in the photos), but does tend to even out a bit over time with washing and wearing.

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