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 email@example.com if you want to know when it is ready.
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...
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!
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.
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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.