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.
As the weather was calm and fine a walk along the seashore beckoned, and someone else thought it was a fine day to take out their boat. Apart from enjoying the fresh air it is also time to appreciate the winter colour, and thinking time as I pondered the next stage of a knitting design. It is also a...
After my recent blog about jumper boards, I was asked what size the pieces are. All my jumper boards vary slightly so I will give the dimensions for just the one in this photo. The long piece for shoulders and tops of arms is 170cm long, hinged in the middle. A metal hook and eye keep the piece stea...
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.