How to knit the diagonal shaping on the heel of a sock

In his DROPS video we show how you can shape your heel diagonally on a knitted sock.

Knit stocking sts on heel sts, and at the same time slip 1 st at the end of every row on a strand of yarn or a stitch holder. Continue until there are 3 sts on holders each side and 4 sts left on needle.
Now continue in stocking sts, and at the same time work 1 st from stitch holder back on needle at the end of every row Note: to avoid a hole pick up 2 sts between sts on needle and sts on stitch holder. On next row work these 2 sts and st from holder tog to 1 st.
Continue like this until all sts are back on needle. Work 1 row stocking st on all sts and then continue on all sts on round again.

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