Mods done to SKP2008 pattern but would not comply to the SKP2008 guidelines, which states that you may not change the design, that being said, I like mine to be a better fitting and understand that what fits me won't fit anyone else.. (why else would I bother to knit my perfectly fitting socks for my imperfectly shaped ankles/feet?). I liked the pattern, but I thought I could do better.
2.5mm needles using Rowan Cashsoft 4ply Redwood I bought on spesh for just this sort of project. The patterns large size was 62 sts!!! so my 72 is a lot more isn't it?
72st CO; repeated panel on the back of leg; p1, K1tbl, p1, K1tbl, p1 added between panels; 15st centre panel extended a further repeat of diamond to 1st each side; centre diamond added, starting on the K5 centre row, replaced with K2, P1, K2; the new k7sts rows, K2, p1, k1, p1, K2; then same mod on the reducing K5 centre row.