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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

Knitting Glossary Streaming Video

   We are pleased to have preserved this extensive collection of knitting techniques from master knitters Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen, well over 100 techniques, arranged in 29 video segments to stream ...

EZ Necklace - Black

Elizabeth Zimmermann's doodles and drawings are found throughout her archival knitting journals and notebooks. Stamped on the cream oval ceramic pendant is of one of Elizabeth's sheep doodles drawings (as seen in Elizabe...

Swedish Gradient Dyed Ull (Wool)

We were immediately smitten by Swedish Gradient Dyed Ull and its brilliant colors. It is put up in the same manner (wheels) as our solid-color Unspun Icelandic wool. And a single strand of SGU is identical in weight to 2...

Knitting Patterns

Dragonfly River Vest - SPP43

   Warm summer days spent by the rushing rivers of the Pacific Northwest inspired the design of this vest. Glorious Shetland Spindrift colors shade from the lovely phosphorescent blue of the water at twiligh...

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 ...

Swedish Gradient Ull Thick Hats - SPP 56

We are smitten by this beautiful imported Swedish Gradient Ull (wool) from Swedish sheep. The thick single strand is equal to 2 strands of our Unspun Icelandic, so we combined the two types of wool for 4 of the 5 hats...

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 ...

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...