I've been thinking about steeks a lot lately. (Yes, I know this is probably a bad sign). I have wanted to give them a try, but I have to difficulties (and one of them is not cutting into my knitting actually).
First, I can't wear sweaters made of the kind of wool that sticks to itself, even over another shirt. I am very sensitive to some kinds of wool, particularly those with 'sticky' fibers that kind of tend to stick out and be fuzzy. And if I'm going to make a sweater with steeks in it, it's going to be for me, by heck!
The second issue is that I don't own a sewing machine, and have no plans to get one right away although I'd like to. I just don't have the room right now.
So, my question is, what would be the best method for reinforcing steeks by hand on a sweater knit from a smoother wool that won't stick to itself?