These were made using the leftover yarn from the pair of Ladies Useful Stockings which I have made for S [they haven't been photographed yet - I'm still finishing off the garters (cast on 10 sts, knit in garter stitch for 71cm..... *yawn*)]. I always find that Lorna's Laces has great yardage, so 1 skein got me from the knee down to just past the heel turn. This meant enough left from each 2nd skein to make a pair of not-so-long socks for me.
Given, however, that I wasn't sure quite how far the yarn would go, I decided that this yarn would make a pair of toe-up socks. I've done this a few times with left-over yarn now, always using a short-row heel. But I've decided that I find flap heels with a gusset much more comfortable. So flicking through Sensational Knitted Socks, the 12 stitch repeat patterns were written for a toe-up flap heel sock so I thought I'd give them a whirl.
They're a little bit loose. The 12 stitch pattern repeat, and the need to have an even number of pattern repeats meant that the choice was between a base number of 72 stitches or 48. 48 was obvious going to way too small, so 72 it was. My feet don't swim in them, but they are not a nice snug fit so it is hard to judge how efficacious this particular type of flap heel turn will be. I've found a couple of other toe-up flap heel instructions which look interesting and worth trying out in the future.
The photo below probably shows the colour most accurately. Red really is a notoriously difficult colour to photograph truly.