it was bound to happen - having issues here.
attached two pix in the hope somebody has an idea. first pic shows how far i've completed: initial cast on, knit, first corner, immediate 2nd corner, knit and attach to original knit side, 3rd corner, knit and attach to cast on, ready for 4th corner.
but, second pic shows i'm getting these loose loops where i'm attaching straight garter stitch rows to the original cast on. i'm not getting super defined ridges, which is ok, because i'm using needles larger than suggested for the yarn, but still don't want loosey goosey loops like this.
i think it has something to do with the PSSO? i'd hate to frog, yet again, but maybe i just need to frog back the rows immediately after the corner, to be able to reattach to the cast on stitches, and do it tighter/better? anyway, if there are ideas for tightening those up, and how to avoid going forward, i'm all ears.
(oh, the folded post-it note is where my cast on is, and the 2nd pic just has the work folded under itself, so the loose stitches are visible)