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Elizabeth Zimmermann
Meg Swansen

Welcome to Schoolhouse Press

Schoolhouse Press is a publisher of knitting books, patterns, and instructional videos, the home of Knitting Camp, and a knitting supply business founded in the mid-1950s by British-born master knitter Elizabeth Zimmermann. Today, we are a typical small business located in Wisconsin, USA, run by Elizabeth's family and a few staff members wearing a number of hats. Our focus is on customer service (yes, it's still possible to reach us by phone--800-968-5648) and supplying knitters with books, patterns, wool, and tools we use and endorse. Learn More.


Featured Products

Blackberry Ridge

In the mode of Buy Local, our newest wool is spun from Mid-West fleece and produced by a Mid-West mill. This hand-dyed, 2-ply finger-weight is beautifully soft. Colors are dyed in small batches of 20, so make certain to ...

Sequence Knitting

A most beautifully produced reference book of unique stitch patterns springing from simple concepts. Classy, classic, and understated. Hardcover.

Wool Gathering Subscription - U.S.

Elizabeth Zimmermann started Elizabeth Zimmermann, Ltd (now Schoolhouse Press) in 1958 with a one-page knitting newsletter that included a pattern. In 1969, she expanded to the Wool Gathering booklet that includes a patt...

Knitting Patterns

Latvian Mittens - SPP12

   Noted Latvian knitting expert, Lizbeth Upitis is your guide for this strikingly beautiful original mitten. Dazzling and intricate in appearance, yet knitted with no more than 2 colors at a time. Learn Lat...

Lace or Garter Pelerine - SPP 57

Knit Elizabeth Zimmermann's Pelerine design in either a lace or garter stitch version. In 1977 EZ wrote: "You may wear it over anything: turtlenecks, other sweaters, or summer dresses. When it was designed we hunted for ...

Faroese Footlets & Eli's Footlets - SPP38

   The Faroese, as do many Scandinavians, leave their shoes at the door and pad around inside in comfortable woolen 'footlets.' MVK brings us 3 footlet designs: a beautiful Scandinavian star pattern, with na...

Saddle-Shoulder Aran - SPP50

   A beloved classic design from Meg Swansen, featuring stunning Aran cables, with a continuous pattern from cuff to cuff across the sleeves and set-in Saddle-Shoulder. Knitted in our Canadian Regal wool wit...

The Tomten - SPP19

   The Tomten Jacket is one of Elizabeth Zimmermann's truly iconic designs. This SPP includes expanded instruction and multiple sizes for babies, children, and adults based on 3 different gauges. Decide if y...

ABCSJ (Adult, Baby, and Child's Surprise Jacket) - SPP5

   Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket has become near legendary since its conception in 1968. The jacket is knitted back and forth in Garter stitch, then cleverly folded and completed by weaving the...