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 DVD. Please email hazel@hazeltindall.com if you want to know when it is ready.

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Shetland Textile Museum

Shetland Textile Museum

June 27, 2014

Shetland Textile Museum is housed in the Böd of Gremista, on the outskirts of Lerwick. This museum opens over the summer months and attracts visitors from all over the world, as well as Shetlanders. Each year the display in the museum has a different theme and this year it is the knitting being...

Film editing

June 8, 2014

"The Art of Fair Isle knitting with Shetland's Hazel Tindall" - a film which shows me explaining the process, and knitting, of a Fair Isle cardigan - is two steps nearer release.  Elizabeth Johnston is the technical adviser; she has wide experience of instructing in knitting, as well ...


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

Thanks for designing a beautiful pattern. I just love neat details - probably normal folk wouldn't even notice such wee things!

Phyllis Grant,
Hazel Tindall workshop, Dornoch Fibre Fest, March 2013

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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.