2013-04-19 13:47:57 - The UKHA 'World's Fastest Knitter' will be launching her new website to sell her authentic Shetland knitting patterns.
Hazel Tindall, holder of the UKHA ( www.ukhandknitting.com/) title ‘World’s Fastest Knitter’ since 2004 has launched a website, www.hazeltindall.com. She will be revealing many of her secrets and selling her unique, authentic Shetland patterns. Hazel hopes that providing tutorials, giving people advice and sharing her patterns will inspire new groups of people from all generations to learn and to advance in traditional Shetland knitting.
Hazel grew up in Shetland, where she was surrounded by talented knitters who needed to knit quickly and accurately in order to gain an income. There were three generations of knitters in her family home. Hazel recalls that she has been knitting for longer than she has been reading and writing - it is over 50
years since she knitted her first cardigan.
Hazel qualified to take part in the competition to find the ‘World’s Fastest Knitter’ in 2004. She competed against people from the UK and the USA, and took the title with 255 stitches in 3 minutes. She also raised a generous sum of money for Shetland Textile Museum during this competition. Hazel competed again in 2008, against people from the UK, USA, Canada, Netherlands and France, breaking her previous record and taking the title again with 262 stitches.
Hazel aims to use her website and online blogging ( www.hazeltindall.com/blog
) to provide simple advice and to make patterns available to buy, and will be regularly adding tutorials through video and written articles. Hazel says “I am hoping to encourage all different people, with any level of talent in knitting. I am confident that people will be interested in getting authentic Shetland patterns”.
The website offers a wide selection of authentic Shetland knitting patterns, ranging from simple gloves and headbands to more complex cushion covers and Fair Isle pattern jumpers (sweaters) on her new website. You can see all of the available downloadable patterns here: www.hazeltindall.com/knitting-patterns
. Hazel commented “I am delighted to be launching my website and sharing my patterns”.
Hazel is also active on Ravelry ( www.ravelry.com/designers/hazel-tindall
), Pinterest ( pinterest.com/hazeltindall/
) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/hazel.tindall.9
), where visitors can view her exclusive patterns, watch videos and pick up different advice from this globally recognised and talented knitter.