I used a crochet hook to run the stitches on either side of the center stitch of the 5-stitch steek.
For now Rams and Yowes is a big tube but soon it will be a flat piece. I am looking forward to getting the steek cut so I can pick up all the stitches around the edge and start the garter stitch border.
The many yarn ends near the steek will get hidden between the two layers of the garter stitch border. I shouldn't have to weave any in if I do it right.