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20-Day ~ Transatlantic Knitting Cruise (Aug 2018)

Holland America Line

Start Date:


August 24, 2018


End Date:


September 13, 2018

Transatlantic Knitting Cruise (Aug 2018) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

20-Day Viking Passage Knitting Cruise w/ Hazel Tindall


This popular knitting cruise on board Holland America Line's ms Zuiderdam sails from Copenhagen to New York. While on board, participants will enjoy learning new knitting skills from a professional knitting instructor and the instant community of being with other knitters. While in port, experience local inspiration through privately arranged visits with local designers, knitters and yarn producers wherever possible. This is the perfect cruise for knitters and cruising enthusiasts alike. The North Atlantic is known for its rugged beauty and cool summertime temperatures. Take this voyage and you'll keep cool while stimulating your creativity in the company of other knitters.


Hazel Tindall will be teaching a range of knitting techniques on board. Hazel has mastered the fine art of Fair Isle knitting and is the world's fastest knitter. Hazel designs unique Shetland and Fair Isle knitting patterns and is very involved in the festivals and organizations in Shetland. Growing up in Shetland, Hazel was surrounded by knitters who needed to knit quickly and to a high standard in order to gain an income. Hazel, like so many from this region, has been knitting for longer than she's been reading and writing, and has no memory of learning to knit. Hazel has completed thousands of pieces of knitting and loves knitting Fair Isle. With so many colors and patterns, Hazel feels this technique enables the knitter to never run out of ideas.


This cruise combines nicely with our 10-day Baltic knitting cruise with Melanie Berg. Combine this 20-day Viking Passage for a 30-day knitting cruise extravaganza from Copenhagen to New York!



2018 Viking Passage Knitting Cruise w/ Hazel Tindall



  • Copenhagen yarn shopping & trunk show at Sommerfuglen.

  • Shop for sweaters at the Dale of Norway sweater shop or Oleana sweaters at Husfliden, Norway's handcraft guild shop where you'll also find traditional Norwegian costumes.

  • Yarn shopping at stores located near the cruise ship docks in every port.

  • Shop for Icelandic wool and popular kits at Klæðakot in the beautiful town of Ísafjörður in northwest Iceland.

  • Enjoy a Wild & Woolly Tour of Reykjavik combined with the top highlights of Iceland's famed Golden Circle.

  • Enjoy a traditional Icelandic fish lunch in Reykjavik.

  • Take an Icelandic Mitten workshop with Guðrún "Hannele" Henttinen at her yarn shop, Storkurinn, in the heart of Reykjavik.

  • Visit Alafoss in Iceland and shop for yarn and garments famous throughout the world.

  • Search for handspun Qiviut in Greenland while enjoying cool temperatures and spectacular scenery.

  • In St. Johns, visit the Newfoundland Outport Nursing and Industrial Association (NONIA) and shop for hand knit garments made by locals.  For over 95 years women have been raising money to supplement their family incomes through the promotion of traditional knitting in areas of high unemployment.

  • Shop for local Canadian indie dyed yarns from The Clever Cat and Island Sweet Fibers at Cast On! Cast Off! in St. John's.

  • See some of the prettiest yarns in Canada hand-dyed at Handmaiden and Fleece Artist yarn in their hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  • Visit Tradewind Knits, home of Lucy Neatby, to see her work and shop for yarn, patterns and instructional DVDs.

  • Meet Ilga Leja and see her designs that are inspired by the natural world combining colors and stitch patterns to create interesting garments that are a delight to knit.