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.
I have previously held the title of World's Fastest Knitter, and have been featured on the BBC World Service and the Wall Street Journal.
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.
It is always interesting, and inspiring, to see what people grow in Shetland. I recently went to Skeld to see the entries for their recent competition. Unfortunately the smell could not be captured to share with you but I did get a few photos. ...
Scottish Women's Rural Institute's Shetland Federation recently held their annual show in the Town Hall, Lerwick. I was a little late in getting there so had time for just a very quick look round before the prize giving began. There was a huge range of items on display - tatting, crochet, patchwork,...
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.
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.