I would love to try the pattern without yarn overs, to make a moving rib but not lacey sock. The options I've seen are:
She removed holes by replacing YOs with M1L/M1R (as appropriate) increases in the following round, for similar reasons
She eliminated the lacy holes by knitting the yarn overs through the back loop
She used a “lifted increase”…for each pattern repeat, using a right lifted increase (knitting the right leg of the stitch, then the stitch) in place of the first yarn over and a left lifted increase in place of the second yarn over (knitting the stitch, then the left leg of that original stitch). [Thanks to Jauping for messaging me this detail]
I know that M1L and M1R would drive me crazy, I'm using M1 for Vinnland and I don't love it. I quite like the idea of knitting through the back loops of yarn overs and using the right and left lifted increases. From the description it sounds like Jauping used LLinc LRinc which I use for toe increases, I think I'll try both out.