• Top Down Mittens
  • Peplum pattern
  • Baroque Saddle Sweater
  • New Book In the Footsteps of Sheep
 
   
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

Bohus Stickning på nytt, The Revival

Viveka Overland's book is a true revival that provides us with more detailed information than we have ever had in previous publications. It allows us to follow more clearly the journey of this extraordinary movement whic...

In the Footsteps of Sheep

 In the Footsteps of Sheep: Tales of a Journey Through Scotland, Walking, Spinning, and Knitting Socks captivated us from the first glance at its striking photographs and the author's beguiling prose. In the Footste...

Knits from the Heart of Norway

30 Sweaters, Hats, Socks & Mittens Inspired by the Telemark Region This beautiful part of of the country is famous for skiing, and also has given rise to a great deal of the lovely Norwegian color-pattern designs so ...

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...

SPP 60 Turkish Coat

This is a multi-cultural design: a hooded Norwegian style dropped-shoulder coat, knitted in Unspun Icelandic wool, with a Turkish motif, b...

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...