• Danish Floral sweater in pale iris and cream
  • Picture of Unexpected Knitting book and scribble knitting
  • Image of book cover with diagonally knitted orange hat, blue scarf
  • Picture of Elizabeth Zimmermann's image on black and gray sweater
 
   
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

Diagonal Knitting

I have long admired this remarkable and innovative knitter, teacher and sculptor. Her imagination and intelligence ooze from the pages of this new book. Follow Katharine's guidance for simple knitting techniques and shap...

Unexpected Knitting

Debbie New is, arguably, the most inventive knitting designer of her generation. While reading, you may be stunned, enchanted, inspired and encouraged all at the same time. Leap right in at the beginning with Swatchless ...

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 ...

Faerøsk Strikkebog

We call it The Faroese Knitting Book. When I first saw this new book, I gasped audibly. Not only are we given beautiful sweaters, but they are shown to us in spectacular photos of the Faroese landscape. There are just ...

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...

WG 96 Danish Floral Pullover

This new design of Meg Swansen’s is for a hip-length, 3/4 sleeved, scooped-neck pullover. The light, airy motif is negative-imaged at the lower edges of sleeves and body, and the wool Meg used, Blackberry Ridge (Cream...

EZ Picture Knit - SPP71

Noted Brazilian designer Felipe Cavalheiro has created a unique tribute to one of his heroes, Elizabeth Zimmermann. His amazing picture knit (from an iconic photo of EZ) is executed using Armenian Knitting and features E...

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...

Seven Hats - SPP11

   7 designs from 4 designers. Meg Swansen presents: an elegant Twisted-Stitch cap, the whimsical Albrecht Durer Tower Hat and a simple to knit Circular Brioche Watch Cap. Two Elizabeth Zimmermann designs: her ...

Dragonflies and Thistles - SPP48

    Dragonflies & Thistles is the latest design in Bridget Rorem's lace line available exclusively through Schoolhouse Press. For this gorgeous gossamer stole, Bridget has - as usual - invented her own...