Yarn: Alley Cat BFL in "Badlands" colourway
Modifications: As usual I upped the primary stitch count to switch to size 0 needles, this time casting on 78 sts. I prefer the fabric I get from finer needles. I also switched out one pattern repeat on either side of the leg for K4P2 rib to make the sock stretchier. And as usual, I opted for Eye of Partridge heel.
With all those modifications it took me about three tries to get the fit the way I wanted. Ripping out once, then again was annoying but now that they're done I'm very satisfied with how it all worked out.
Comments: The last socks I knit were from a cashmere/merino/nylon blend and I thought I was sold on that, but now this BFL yarn is giving me pause. It's really soft too, and lovely to work with. This pair is part of my Christmas knitting but it's going to be really hard to give them away. I opted for the men's version of this sock pattern, with M1s in place of lacier YOs and with an unpatterned foot to suit the guy on my list.