The technical term for those loose bits in your knitting where the dpns come together is “ladders.” It’s a very, very common issue with knitting with double points, and it’s caused by changes in the knitting tension at the place where the needles come together.
I will admit that I struggle with ladders myself. But changing up where the needles come together from row to row, and/or tightening up the first stitch on the new needle, should help.
Here’s a link to a good tutorial on how to avoid laddering that includes some additional helpful suggestions.
Hope this helps, and good luck!
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The pattern to create this beautiful scarf is really easy to achieve, it’s knitted in a “slip stitch rib pattern”… all you need is thin yarn and 4 1/2mm knitting needles to start…
CO 71 stitches
Row 1: K3, *Sl1 with yarn in front, K3*… repeat from * throughout the whole row
Row 2: K1 *Sl1 with yarn in front, K3*… repeat from * to last 2 stitches, Sl1 with yarn in front, K1
After a few repeats your scarf will start looking like the picture above.
Keep working on the same pattern until you reach your desired length, my scarf is about 80”.
BO all your stitches and YOU ARE DONE!!
Click the next link to view images of the finish result: