Tamara Moots

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Pullover
The Knit Night Sweater features purl bands on wide sleeves, positive ease, subtle waist and hip shaping for flattering fit and a split garter stitch hem. As a basic top-down seamless raglan, the Knit Night Sweater is simple enough to work on even during the lively fun of knit night. Written in 7 sizes. Sample knit in Valley Yarns Colrain (50% M...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Alana Stole combines a center cable panel with complementary smaller cables and a moss-stitch edging in a modern wrap with the feel of a vintage stole. Simple stockinette between the cables helps to keep Alana a quick knit with cables to spice up the rows. Perfect to layer as the temperatures turn cooler and the seasons change. This stole u...
Knitting: Pullover
Alana combines a center front cable panel and complementary sleeve cables with top-down construction and simple stockinette for casual elegance. Written in 7 sizes with waist and hip shaping for a flattering fit. Cables are charted and written. Named Alana from the Celtic word meaning harmony or stone because the cables evoke both ancient stone...
Knitting: Cape, Poncho
Jaida is a simple top-down seamless cloak with one big, bold cable down the entire length of the back and textured moss-stitch edging and collar. The bottom edge dips downward in the back to form a high-low hem that adds length while conserving yarn. One size fits most with instructions to modify. Jaida calls for a warm, cozy wool or wool blend...
Knitting: Cowl
The Shenandoah Cowl uses simple knits, yarn overs and decreases to evoke the falling leaves and brisk winds of autumn. Nestled between simple stockinette stitch the lace panels add just enough to each round to keep the knitting interesting. Shenandoah Cowl is offered in two sizes and works well with gradient yarns or solids. Directions for both...
Knitting: Cowl
The October Cowl is perfect for the cooler days of fall with a simple lace of knits, yarn overs and decreases in a worsted weight yarn. This shorter, more fitted cowl uses the same lace as my April Cowl and was the idea of one of the April Cowl test knitters. I loved the idea so much that I’m releasing the October Cowl as a BOGO with the April ...
Knitting: Cowl
The Starry Night Cowl uses simple increases and decreases to draw groups of stitches into soft, undulating curves to evoke the wild beauty of the dense clouds of gas and dust in our night sky. Named Starry Night because the curves also remind me of the swirls in Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Written in two sizes. Cowl uses the same lace as my Nebula...
Knitting: Tee
Sweet Clover is a simple top down raglan with a square neck and an optional lace panel on the body. Linen Stitch finishing on the neck, sleeves and body. A-line shaping with positive ease for a relaxed fit. Written in 7 sizes. Optional lace is charted and written. Sample knit in Cascade Ultra Pima Fine color 3826 Golden Rod.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The bottom lace panel of the Nebula Shawl uses simple increases and decreases to draw groups of stitches into soft, undulating curves to evoke the wild beauty of the dense clouds of gas and dust in interstellar space that form into nebulae in our night sky. The main body of the Nebula Shawl is a triangle worked from the top down in stockinette ...
Knitting: Cowl
The April Cowl uses simple knits, yarn overs and decreases to evoke the new shoots and sprouts of early spring growth. April is extra-long for a draped-scarf feel. Lace written and charted.
Knitting: Pullover
Ariana is a simple top-down seamless raglan with mock cable edging on the body, sleeves and neck. Ariana also features subtle waist and hip shaping for flattering fit and a split hem. Written in 7 sizes. No cables or cable needle! Sample knit in Berroco Vintage color 5109, Storm.
Knitting: Cowl
Inspired by the top-secret center for decryption that provided vital intelligence and helped win WW2. The Bletchley Park Cowl uses simple knits, purls and twists to evoke the interconnected pathways of codes and ciphers in an all-over texture. This cowl is a warm and cozy addition to any wardrobe.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Judy is a quick and easy ponytail hat that ends with a simple peek-a-boo opening. One size fits most – this exact hat was snatched off the needles by ladies of many different ages and sizes almost as fast as I could knit them over the holidays. It fit a little slouchy on Corrine, just right on Amanda and Kaylene, a little loose on Tessie, a lit...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Aurora Hat uses simple knits, purls and basic cables to evoke the lovely glimmers and twists of dawn’s first light in the dark. The three sizes use the same number of cast on stitches and follow the same directions – the only difference is the gauge of the yarn used and the number of beginning ribbing rows completed!
Knitting: Scarf
The Grand Canyon Scarf uses simple knits, purls, decreases and increases to evoke the beautiful geology of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River that runs through it. No cables or cable needles! The Grand Canyon Scarf is part of my Arizona Collection along with the Sedona Cowl and Rock Art Shawl.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The Rock Art Shawl uses simple knits, purls and basic cables to evoke the rock art or petroglyphs found in historical sites throughout Arizona. The main body of the Rock Art Shawl is a triangle worked from the top down in stockinette stitch with simple yarn over increases, garter tab cast-on, garter stitch edging and finished with cable panels....
Knitting: Pullover
Sally is a simple top-down seamless raglan with a center front braid and gentle v-neck. Waist and hip shaping for flattering fit. Written in 7 sizes. Cable charted and written. Sample knit in Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Worsted color 171, Fresh Moss.
Knitting: Cowl
The Sedona Cowl uses simple knits, purls and basic cables to evoke the vortexes in the Sedona area of Arizona. Vortexes are swirling centers of subtle energy coming from the surface of the earth. The Sedona Cowl is perfect for a quick, easy gift as well as a good introduction to cables. The cowl is extra-long for a draped-scarf feel. Cables are...
Knitting: Cape, Poncho
The Mistborn Poncho combines cabled panels and round yoke increases with a relaxed generous fit to add warm layering for any outfit. The Mistborn Poncho is worked top-down. Pattern includes larger cable panels on each of the back and front and smaller complementary cables along the length of each of the sleeve sections. I-cord edging on the nec...
Knitting: Cape, Poncho
Brigit is a seamless top-down capelet with a round yoke and long, long cables for simple cozy elegance. Brigit is a quick, easy knit. Written in 4 sizes. Pattern includes tips to adjust your fit! Cables written and charted.
Knitting: Scarf, Cowl
The Market Day Cowl combines basic purls, knits and cables with vibrant colors to evoke the beautiful traditional textiles of West Africa. Market Day Cowl is extra-long so it can be looped once for a draped-scarf feel or twice for colder days.
Knitting: Cape, Poncho
Valette combines a simple top-down seamless poncho with a bottom ruffle. Valette is warm, cozy and fun to wear. Written in 4 sizes. Pattern includes tips to adjust your fit!
Knitting: Hats - Other
The Naomi Hat combines slouchy style with big cables and seed stitch panels for a fun knit. Pattern is easily memorized with clear formatting for a project that is simple to work with a polished finished look.
Knitting: Earflap Hat, Stocking
The Snow Day Hat combines all-over seed stitch with earflaps, tassels and a pompom for extra warmth and “style”. Perfect for an elusive snow day or a fun day hanging out with friends.
Knitting: Cowl
The Bolero Cowl combines basic stitches to evoke the lovely slides and twists of the dance. Cables are written and charted. Bolero Cowl is perfect for a quick and easy gift as well as a good introduction to textured knitting.
Knitting: Pullover
Azura combines a center front cable with matching textured panels on the body and sleeve edging for casual elegance. Perfect for chilly fall evenings, coffee on the outdoor patio and crisp morning walks. Azura is worked top down with a center front cable panel and simple stockinette on the rest of the body. Written in 7 sizes. Includes waist an...
Knitting: Cowl
The Spiced Curry Cowl combines rich colors with simple cables. Offered with two different cable options - Extra Spicy with added cable twists to interconnect repeats or Mild with elongated cables that keep the repeats separate. Directions for both the Extra Spicy and Mild Cowls are fully written and charted giving you two cowl patterns for the ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The College Avenue Hat is designed with basic knits and purls. Simple to work with a fun finished feel. The three different sizes follow the same directions - the only differences are the yarn used and the number of stitches!
Knitting: Tee
Lily is a simple top down raglan with a scoop neck and lace at the bottom of the sleeves and body. Tunic length with instructions to shorten if desired. Waist and hip shaping for flattering fit. Written in 7 sizes. The lace is my modernized version of the classic Lily of the Valley with the purl strips and knots removed. Lily lace is written an...
Knitting: Vest
Nadine is a lightweight loose vest. The simple design repeat with an elongated dropped stitch row provides an airy summer feel and a slight hi-low hem for casual loose comfort. Written in 7 sizes with waist and hip shaping for a flattering fit. Nadine is knit seamlessly from the bottom up until you separate the fronts and back at the armholes.
Knitting: Pullover
Route 66 combines a center front chevron panel, ¾ length sleeves and a cowl neck for chic casual comfort. Perfect for cafes, concerts in the park and roadside markets. Route 66 is worked top down with a center front wedge-shaped textured panel and simple stockinette on the rest of the body. The front panel uses simple knits and purls with no ca...
Knitting: Cowl
The texture of the Beatrice Cowl mimics the waves and flow of water with simple decreases and yarn overs. Cowl is extra long for a draped-scarf feel. Named after my favorite water vampire from the Elemental Mysteries series.
Knitting: Cowl
The Lily Cowl uses simple knits, purls, yarn overs and decreases in a modern nod to the classic Lily of the Valley. Lily Cowl is perfect for a quick and easy gift as well as a good introduction to lace knitting. The pattern comes with both chart and written instructions.
Knitting: Cape
Brianna was originally published in 2016. I’ve completely reworked the pattern with edits, updates, streamlined formatting and tech editing for 2018! Happy knitting!
Knitting: Mittens
The Shiny Mittens pattern combines the basic elements of twisted stitch rib alternated with stockinette stitch to turn the simple into elegant. Just the right pattern to showcase luxury yarns and to brighten up a winter day. The low yardage helps keep the cost of the project reasonable no matter how decadent the yarn. Named Shiny because they a...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Jamie is designed with an attractive twisted stitch worked every row. Simple to work with a polished finished look. Unisex. The three different sizes use the same number of cast on sts and follow the same directions - the only difference is the gauge of the yarn used!
Knitting: Scarf
Liam is an Aran scarf featuring many of my favorite textured stitch patterns and a cable from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. In traditional fishermen’s garments each stitch is thought to represent a part of life. For example cables to represent a fisherman’s ropes, a half diamond for twisting cliff paths, moss stitch for seawee...
Knitting: Vest
Sierra is a lightweight fitted vest that gives you a great way to warm up without adding extra bulk. Simple design details such as the raised front line, pockets, edging and shaping will make this one of your favorites. Worked in reverse stockinette, with a moss-stitch edging. Written in 7 sizes with waist and hip shaping for a flattering fit. ...
Knitting: Cowl
The Simone Cowl uses a basic openwork rib to create one of the loveliest and simplest Shetland lace patterns. In the process of researching open work and dropped stitches for an upcoming vest design of mine I created this cowl and loved it. In the spirit of the season, I’m releasing the Simone Cowl as a free pattern. Happy knitting!
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Fingerless Gloves
New and improved with edits and updates for 2016. Happy knitting!
Knitting: Cowl
Fiona combines cables, simple stitches and bulky yarn for an elegant but quick project. Front and back cables are separated by textured side panels. The weight of the bulky yarn makes for a comfy, warm cowl that will be a favorite on cold winter days. Written in two sizes.
Knitting: Pullover
The Sherri pullover combines a modest scoop neck, mock cable ribbing and a high-low hem for casual loose comfort. Perfect for walks in the woods, cozy weekends and sipping hot coffee. Sherri is a top down pullover. The high-low hem is accomplished with Japanese short rows worked back and forth just above the bottom ribbing. This is a new techni...
Knitting: Pullover
Amelia was originally published in 2015. I’ve reworked the pattern with edits and updates for 2018. Happy knitting!
Knitting: Cowl
The simple texture of the Daphne cowl mimics the delicate yet sophisticated bark of a laurel tree. In Greek mythology Daphne’s father turns her into a laurel tree to save her from Apollo. I originally named this cowl after Groot since the texture reminded of my favorite houseplant slash muscle from the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Knitting: Tee
New and Improved! I’ve updated the formatting of my Sophia pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Maggie is designed with an attractive openwork panel that is worked on every row instead of alternating rows between a basic ribbing and basic stockinette stitch. Simple to work with a polished finished look. Maggie is designed to be worn slightly slouchy. Openwork panel is both written and charted.
Knitting: Scarf
Serendipity is slightly flared at both ends with meandering cables along the length of the scarf sometimes moving towards each other and sometimes apart in the same way that lives can brush along each other waiting for destiny to bring them together. Each end features a unity symbol cable inspired by one of my favorite metal work Celtic knot pe...
Knitting: Tee
New and Improved! I’ve updated the formatting of my Masala pattern.
Knitting: Cowl
River Song is one of my favorite people in the Dr. Who series. The colors and the elegant yet simple cables evoke her for me. As an added bonus the stitch pattern closely resembles the symbol for water or river in the petroglyphs of the desert Southwest. So there was no way I could name this cowl anything other than River.
Knitting: Poncho
Talia is a simple top down seamless garment. The lower edges dip downwards at the center front and back to form a shallow V shape that is warm, cozy and fun to wear. It works well with the large stripes or as a solid one-color piece. Instructions for both are included in the pattern.
Knitting: Headband, Earwarmers
New and improved with edits and updates for 2017. Happy knitting!
Knitting: Pullover
New and Improved! I’ve edited and updated the formatting of the Syrah pattern.
Knitting: Vest
Camille is knit vertically from side to side to combine lovely color changing yarn with a flattering fit. The simple design and bulky yarn make for a quick knit while the low yardage makes this a perfect project for handspun yarns. Written in 4 sizes. Vertical knitting combined with a lofty yarn give this garment added stretch so each size has ...
Knitting: Scarf
Kaylee is flared at both ends, tapered in the middle and has three cables running the length of the scarf. Each end features the Celtic knot cable I designed to match one of my favorite Celtic knot earrings. Cables are charted and written.
Knitting: Vest
Santa Rosa was originally published in 2014. I know a lot more now than I did then so I’ve reworked the pattern and formatting. New and improved with edits and updates for 2016. Happy knitting!
Knitting: Tee
Lavina is simple top down yoke tee with lacy Roman Stripe in the top yoke and at the bottom of the body. Tunic length with instructions to shorten if desired. Waist and hip shaping for flattering fit. Sample knit in Cascade Ultra Pima Fine color 3724 (Armada). Written in six sizes.
Knitting: Pullover
Karen is a top down seamless raglan with a center cabled panel. Intended to layer over basic long sleeves when you need extra warmth but not a whole sweater, written in 6 sizes. Waist and hip shaping make for a flattering fit.
Knitting: Pullover
Helen is a loose-fitting boat-neck sweater ala 80s with open lace perfect for layering written in 7 sizes. Wear it over long sleeves for added warmth in winter or even over a basic tee to carry over into spring. Helen is worked from the top down and so seamless with minimal finishing.
Knitting: Pullover
New and Improved! Kenai was originally published in 2012. New and improved with added sizes, edits and updates for 2016. Happy knitting!
Knitting: Mittens, Fingerless Gloves
Lovely cables for your winter wardrobe! Pattern includes written and charted instructions for both mittens and fingerless mitts. Originally published in 2012. New and improved with edits and updates for 2016!
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
New and Improved! Originally published in 2011. I’ve edited and updated the formatting of my Blue Wild Indigo Mitts pattern for 2016. Still free. Happy knitting!
Knitting: Scarf
Bulky yarn, plenty of easy knits and purls repeats in the middle to connect the Celtic knots at each end. The Celtic Knot begins on one end with a 19 row knot and then the knot is carried across the entire scarf by knitting the knits and purling the purls until the knot is finished by the reverse of the 19 row knot. Originally published in 2011...
Knitting: Scarf
I loved the long red lace scarf Amy Pond wears in season 5 of Dr. Who (“The Vampires of Venice” and “Vincent and the Doctor”). So I design something similar - long and lacy and flowing. I picked a lovely lace from Barbara Walker’s Treasury of Knitting Patterns, added borders and repeats. This scarf is as fun to knit as it is to wear! Originally...