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.

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Dolphins, Porpoises and a Basking Shark

Dolphins, Porpoises and a Basking Shark

August 28, 2014

Dolphins, porpoises and a basking shark were all seen on Wednesday 27 August as a group travelled from Scalloway for a day trip to Foula on MV Cyfish. We had calm seas, a light wind and an almost cloudless sky - perfect conditions. The last time I travelled this way to Foula the weather was cold and...

Shetland in summer (3) - rowing

August 22, 2014

Shetland has approximately 900 miles of coastline and the sea is never more than about 5 km away so boats and rowing are an integral part of island life.  Rowing races gained popularity over the last 20 years. These photos are from a day of racing where teams and their yoals (rowing boats) gath...


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

I’m in awe. The tips alone are worth the £5 cost. I don’t think I’ve seen a better neck shape on a stranded garment. Having the 6 colour choices is just the cherry on the cake really.

Craig from London,
Writing about Hinnerley jumper pattern on www.ravelry.com, February 2014

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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.