When DS-12 asked for a pair of red socks, as red as possible, I dyed some Trekking XXL sock yarn in red. And searched for a pattern what would be nice for a boy with solid coloured yarn. I found it in the files of Six Socks Knitalong. I joined this group some time after this pattern was meant to knit. Actually I 'should' knit the Victorian Lace Socks right now, but so far I did nothing more than print out that pattern. I like the Horcrux pattern and my son too. He is wearing the socks, the weather in England this summer is perfect for woolly socks.
I knit these socks cuff-down, two at the same time with magic loop. I have made the leg a bit longer as described in the pattern and decreased the gussets every three rounds instead of every other round. Besides those minor adjustments, I followed the clear written pattern.
The Victorian Lace socks have to wait anyway, I just started another pair of Elfine socks for a dear friend of mine.