I am currently working on a pair of children's socks. The pattern is a Lion Brand's Wool-Ease, #70480A.
According to the instructions for shaping the heel it states, (19 stitches on needle)
(WS) P18 sts, SW next st, turn
I would do this having 1 st less on each row and continue until 10 stitches have been work.
Then I would add stitches back on needle as follow
(RS) K10 sts, SW, turn
I would continue to do this, adding 1 more st before SW on each row until 19 stitches have been worked.
Of all the years I have been knitting, I have never had a pattern or stitch so $!*^ difficult to do. So I thought if I am decreasing, then just do a simple slip 1, knit 1, and pass slip stitch over (Psso) on right side and knit two stitches together on the wrong side. .
When adding stitches back on needle, I did a simple increase in the last stitch on the needle whether it was on the right and left side. Well, believe it or not it's worked!!
I have attached a photo of the first sock. Do you all think it good okay? Thanks. I would be interested in hearing from you all if you ever encounter this bitching stitch before lol.