Lanterne Rouge by Rachel C. Brown

Lanterne Rouge

July 2009
DK (11 wpi) ?
7.5 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
95 - 190 yards (87 - 174 m)
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As with any race, someone has got to be last. At the Tour de France, the slowest rider left in the peloton has a special designation, the Lanterne Rouge. Riders even compete to be last rather then just near the back. This is where the sprinters who missed out on the Points Jersey and the domestiques can try for a little recognition.

These lacy anklets are designed around a flame pattern in bright red yarn to honor those men who keep on going, even when it would be easier just to drop out. Salud!

Worked from the toe up, in sizes from XS (women’s 5-6) to XL (women’s 11+, men’s 10), these anklet socks use 1-2 balls of Cascade Fixation. Stitch patterns are given in both written and charted forms.