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!
Skills needed: provisional casting on, knitting in the round, lace knitting, binding off.
Gauge: 30 sts/48 rows over 4 in/10 cm in stockinette.