Original knitting patterns from Shetland

Hello, I'm Hazel Tindall, from Shetland, and I am delighted to welcome you to my website where I present a selection of my unique Shetland and Fair Isle knitting patterns, available for immediate download.

I was privileged to grow up in Shetland where I was surrounded by knitters who needed to knit quickly and accurately in order to gain an income. I have been knitting for longer than I've been reading and writing, and have no memory of learning to knit.

It's over 50 years since I knitted my first cardigan for myself, and nearly 50 since I knitted my first Fair Isle cardigan. Since then I've knitted hundreds, if not thousands, of pieces of knitting. I love knitting Fair Isle - so many colours and patterns to choose I will never run out of ideas.

My latest adventure is this website, HazelTindall.com, where I hope to encourage and help knitters from all over the world by offering a selection of unique, easy to follow patterns. I hope you enjoy what you find.

Over the past months I have been recorded, by DJ Film & Sound, as I knitted a Fair Isle cardigan. This will soon be available as a DVD. Please email hazel@hazeltindall.com if you want to know when it is ready.

Hazel's Blog

Eshaness in the mist

Eshaness in the mist

April 21, 2014

Early morning mist reminded me of a day out last summer when we had so many days of mist. Much of the television series, "Shetland", was filmed then. Another series has been commissioned; I hope we will see more Shetland knitwear worn by the actors.  In spite of the mist, in July I enjoyed a da...

A conversation with Felicity Ford

A conversation with Felicity Ford

April 9, 2014

I had the pleasure of meeting Felicity Ford for the first time when she visited Shetland in summer 2013. I was at a 'Meet the Makers' session at Shetland Textile Festival. I clearly remember her big smile and asking her about her fabulous jumper which is decorated with recording symbols and has cust...


Thanks for designing a beautiful pattern. I just love neat details - probably normal folk wouldn't even notice such wee things!

Phyllis Grant,
Hazel Tindall workshop, Dornoch Fibre Fest, March 2013

I was able to do a workshop with Hazel and Maristi is the project I started and finished at home. I was so pleased with my cushion and never having done fairisle this was a new adventure as I am not a very experienced knitter. But I did it and have been so pleased with my project and want to do more.

Gill, Nairn, Scotland (www.artisanthreads.co.uk),
Message on Ravelry (artisanthreads), 31 March 2013

Buy Knitting Patterns

Dornoch Knitting Pattern


Cushion Cover

Starn Knitting Pattern


Cushion Cover

Kolla Knitting Pattern


Cushion Cover


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About Shetland


Shetland is the most northerly group of Scottish islands. Apart from mainland Scotland, the other near neighbours are Norway to the east and the Faroe Islands to the north west.