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 direct download and DVD. Please email hazel@hazeltindall.com if you want to know when it is ready.

Hazel's Blog

Fine Shetland Wool

October 1, 2014

Harold Moffat is a neighbour and former work colleague who has built up quite a reputation as a breeder of sheep which produce really fine Shetland Wool. He has won many prizes for fleeces. It is good to know that his grandson, Morgan, also has a keen interest in maintaining a flock of high quality ...

Foula Wool

Foula Wool

August 28, 2014

One of the reasons I wanted to visit Foula over the summer was to meet Magnus Holbourn, the man behind Foula Wool.  I chose to go there on a boat trip from Scalloway which included going around the whole island. From the sea we could see the sheep on the sides of the cliffs, in what appears a v...

Testimonials

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 think that the most enjoyable few hours knitting I've ever had was the afternoon I spent last Wednesday with Hazel Tindall at the Braewick Cafe.

Kate Davies,
Shetland Wool Week, October 2011

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About Shetland

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.