I finished the body of my Donegal sweater . . .
cut the steeks . . .
and started the sleeves.
So far palette does not seem very slippery and I have noticed no runs in my steeks. I am happy with the way the seem looks. I have only cut a steek one time before on a cardigan for my husband. At that time I didn't know the name for a steek and just did what the instructions told me to do. All came out fine. As other bloggers have said, it is easier not to be scared of steeks if you don't know that you are supposed to be. It is a bit like a short row heel on a sock though. At the end of it, it seems like such a miracle that it all worked out.