Arguably the most prestigious accomplishment for any professional cyclist is to wear the Maillot Jaune, the leader’s jersey of the Tour de France. Wearing the Yellow Jersey has inspired incredible feats of athletic prowess in attempts to keep it, protect it for the team, and get it back from an opponent. These socks include a flowery sunflower pattern, reminiscent of the fields of sunflowers often seen during the Tour, and a twisted stitch ribbed cuff. Including the Texas ornamentation on the heel flap is, of course, optional! 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 less then 200 yds of fingering weight yarn. Sample shown was knit in Cascade Fixation. Stitch patterns are presented in written and charted forms.
Skills needed: provisional casting on, knitting, purling, working in the round, increasing, twisted stitches, binding off.
Gauge: 28 sts/48 rows over 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch.