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 email@example.com if you want to know when it is ready.
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 ...
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...
Thanks for designing a beautiful pattern. I just love neat details - probably normal folk wouldn't even notice such wee things!
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.
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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.