Viburnum by Jennifer Leigh
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Viburnum

Knitting
September 2014
Bulky, DK, Lace
This pattern is available for free.

Viburnum is a family of shrubs highly variable in form, but universally easy to grow. There are Viburnums for every season, and almost every climate. Most have showy flowers, many have bright berries in the fall, some are deliciously fragrant, but their primary value in the garden is as a reliable background element. Varieties can be so different in size, leaf shape, and coloration that you might never recognize them as cousins, but they all share a carefree habit and a certain grace of form.

This pattern is similar to its namesake in that it uses the same chart and basic moebius construction to make very different neck wraps. The chart is reversible and blends seamlessly across the central cast-on of the moebius so the cast-on disappears into the pattern, showcasing the one-sided nature of the moebius design.

I have worked it in three weights of handspun: a single-ply lavender DK weight silk/merino blend, a two-ply bulky grey handspun Romeldale wool, and a spindle-spun violet beaded laceweight pygora/polwarth/silk plyed with commercial silk thread. This is only the beginning of the possibilities, however; Viburnum can be adapted to any length or size of moebius and any weight of yarn to good effect.