Warning: Picture heavy post ahead! Worth about 14,000 words, I’d say.
Mara back neck steek:
Mara from the inside:
Starting the steek cutting:
Now, to trim the ends off the steek:
The cut edge from the inside:
After this, I picked up the stitches for the band. Being a sneaky sort, I steeked the bottom of the front band so I could knit it in the round.
Big thanks to the KOARC for taking the steek cutting photos! And for picking up the steek droppings.