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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

The Book of Haps

This book chronicles, through articles and new designs, the history of hap shawls. Kate Davies gathered together the contributors - both writers and knitting designers - to present this lovely new book. From the book blu...

The Joy of Color

This amazing new book, The Joy of Color: Fair Isle Knitting Your Way, from Fair Isle master, Janine Bajus, is a remarkable resource for color knitting. The author has developed a unique set of instructions which simplify...

Jorid Linvik's Big Book of Knitted Mittens

Subtitle: 45 Distinctive Scandinavian Patterns. Along with a chapter of classic-style Scandinavian motifs, you will find dozens of non-traditional charts for an unusual assortment of animals -- from giraffes to frogs. So...

A Shetlander's Fair Isle Graph Book in Colour

From the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers, and Dyers. Through this unique book, knitters are presented with a wealth of hand-drawn color-pattern charts, both Fair Isle and Norwegian. The archival pages (f...

Selbuvotter

This staggeringly beautiful new book from Norway will ‘pin your ears back’ (as my mum used to say). Nearly 300 pages of charts and photos of these traditional Norwegian mittens and gloves which originated in 1856. Wh...

Catnip Mouse Kit--Meg Swansen

Knit a mouse for a furry friend, as a decoration, or just for fun! Meg’s ingenious, simple design is quite lifelike, and allows you to practice/learn various increases, decreases, I-cord, and saddling. Adjust your ...

Knitting Patterns

Weekend Sweater - SPP67

Knit a comfortable, attractive yoke sweater for everyday wear - that is custom fit for you. Meg Swansen leads you step by step through the remarkably simple process of sizing your sweater with EPS (Elizabeth’s Percenta...

Naturals and Burnt Umber - SPP69

Swedish designer Sven-Daniel Gyllenman (designer of SPP#46) returns to Schoolhouse Press with a delightful new Fair Isle design. A dazzling pattern in earthy tones, with attention to details like: corrugated double knit ...

Arctic Spirit Shawl - SPP70

An elegant Garter-stitch lace shawl from Meg Swansen and Elizabeth Zimmermann, based on Elizabeth's Spun Out 3-Cornered Shawls. Basic in its construction, but flattering and arresting to the eye, especially when worked i...

Meg Swansen's Tri-Patterned Faroese Sweater - SPP66

A classic from Meg Swansen. Utilizing 3 traditional Faroese patterns, Meg created this stunning pullover with easy-wear features like: scooped neck, inset sleeves and flexible hems. Construction details are clearly expla...

Autumn Color Fair Isle - SPP31

   A master of color, Betts designed this striking Fair Isle with 18 shades of Shetland Spindrift wool. It was the cover piece for the magnificent book, Sweaters From Camp. Now with expanded directions for the ...

Bohus Inspired Yoke - SPP58

Another lovely design from Brazilian knitter, Felipe Cavalheiro, who follows Elizabeth Zimmermann's Percentage System (EPS) to construct the sweater. The yoke design and colors are inspired by sweaters from the Swedish B...