Yes, this should have worked
and it’s a much more elegant design:
…But I’m not convinced it will stay on
The heel feels like it’ll slide off.
In any event, I did find a nice subtle rib combo on the way there.
It’s the Simple/2Knit-BckBar, which looks like this:
It also has a nice rippled back side that looks like this:
the sock saga continues onward!