Here are some photos of the process of steeking, as taught by Brenda in her recent workshops on traditional techniques for Arans, Ganseys and Fairisles.
1. Ready to steek: the item is knitted in the round all the way up to the neck with an extra eight stitches added in half way up on each side.
2. Side view - ready to begin
3. The red cotton shows where the line of backstitch is made around the armhole, and the subsequent cut.
4. Picked up stitches around the now open armhole
5. The sleeve begins.