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  1. EZ Knitting Calculator for Surprise Jackets

    From $11.99

    The EZ Knitting Calculator for Surprise Jackets is a digital product that generates custom row-by-row instructions for any size Baby, Child, or Adult Surprise Jacket. Access the calculator through your account, type in a few dimensions along with your gauge, click, and Voilà - you are given a set of row-by-row written instructions to read or print for the exact size jacket you wish to knit. It's surprisingly simple. Add The Complete Surprise book or the ABCSJ (Adult, Baby, and Child's Surprise Jacket) Pattern (SPP5) for details and illustrations on techniques, finishing, and variations--including color placement (stripes).

    Note that the calculator is a digital/virtual product. To gift this item to another knitter, please email us at info@schoolhouspress.com. Gifting this item is not possible through the site. Learn More
  2. The Complete Surprise: Knitting Elizabeth Zimmermann's Surprise Jacket

    From $19.95

    The Complete Surprise book by Cully Swansen is truly a complete guide to Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Surprise Jacket - filled to the brim with exciting projects for absolute beginner to experienced knitter! Most people learn to knit by making a simple scarf. The Complete Surprise uses this approach, with a twist: New knitters start with Cully's Surprise Scarf, knit with a unique shape and incorporating all the basic knitting techniques needed to make Elizabeth Zimmermann’s iconic Baby Surprise Jacket. Move from the Scarf to the Baby Surprise Jacket and knit one of the most popular knitting designs ever, with a wealth of optional variations. Add colors when and where you like, to create a one-of-a-kind look. Next try the brand-new variations: Surprise Dress, Surprise Bolero, and Surprise Snuggle Suit, along with the classic EZ Surprise Bootees and Surprise Bonnet.

    Plus, with Cully's revolutionary analysis of EZ’s design and new approach to sizing, the book enables you to knit a Jacket of any size (Adult, Baby or Child) that is custom fit (in body circumference, body length, sleeve depth and sleeve length) using the wool, needles and gauge of your choice! Advanced knitters can incorporate new options from a curved neck to waist shaping, and the colorful Circular Stranded Surprise Jacket is covered in detail. 104 pages. Softcover.

    Add the EZ Knitting Calculator for Surprise Jackets. You choose the dimensions and gauge you want and the Calculator generates row-by-row instructions for a baby, child, or adult Surprise Jacket. The calculator is a digital product, accessible through your account with downloadable instructions.

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  3. Knitting EZ's Adult Surprise Jacket Streaming Video
    $25.00

    Knit along and make Elizabeth Zimmermann's Adult Surprise Jacket with master teacher Meg Swansen. Meg is with you for every step of the construction, clearly demonstrating each technique, including casting on provisionally, marking stitches, decreasing and increasing, picking up stitches, binding off, knitting I-Cord, and much more. Plus Meg demonstrates a new technique for Hidden I-Cord buttonholes worked on raw stitches. Meg pays special attention to the finishing details of this garment (curved neckline, border treatment, buttonhole spacing, and 3-Needle I-Cord bind off), addressing common issues that sometimes puzzle knitters as they work. Streaming video. approx. 70 minutes Note: The pattern is not included with the video. Meg provides a Knit Along with demonstration of construction and techniques. Purchase the pattern here.

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  4. Knitting EZ's Adult Surprise Jacket DVD
    $25.00

    Knit along and make Elizabeth Zimmermann's Adult Surprise Jacket with master teacher Meg Swansen. Meg is with you for every step of the construction, clearly demonstrating each technique, including casting on provisionally, marking stitches, decreasing and increasing, picking up stitches, binding off, knitting I-Cord, and much more. Plus Meg demonstrates a new technique for Hidden I-Cord buttonholes worked on raw stitches. Meg pays special attention to the finishing details of this garment (curved neckline, border treatment, buttonhole spacing, and 3-Needle I-Cord bind off), addressing common issues that sometimes puzzle knitters as they work. DVD. approx. 70 minutes Note: The pattern is not included with the video. Meg provides a Knit Along with demonstration of construction and techniques. Purchase the pattern here.

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  5. Triangular Knitted Shawls
    $65.00

    Estonians keep outdoing themselves in the realm of hand-knitting books. Here is their latest beauty: Triangular Knitted Shawls by Siiri Reimann. An accumulation of six years of work from this extraordinary designer showcases 21 different Haapsalu shawls, along with unique photographs and technical instructions. The stitch patterns and edgings for each shawl are pictured and charted in the hardcover book, but you also receive an accompanying portfolio that includes enormous fold-out charts for each entire shawl! Hc book + pb portfolio Learn More
  6. AlterKnit Stitch Dictionary
    $26.99

    Alterknit Stitch Dictionary, 200 Modern Knitting Motifs, Andrea Rangel. This is different from other stitch dictionaries in that all the 200 motifs are for stranded two-color designs (not that you cannot add plenty of other colors), and all are original to the author. Besides interesting geometric patterns, you will find many animals, insects, and even inanimate objects. There are basic instructions for those new to color knitting, plus some patterns for hats, cowls, mittens, and sweaters. Hardcover. Learn More
  7. Japanese Stitch Bible

    Japanese Stitch Bible

    Hitomi Shida
    $16.95

    This pattern collection is truly remarkable; it is difficult to believe that all the patterns emanate from a single brain! In the introduction, each symbol is described in detail, with a page reference to the motifs that utilize it. The 260 stitch patterns are photographed, charted, and divided into categories. You will be stunned by the complexity and beauty of these unique motifs - and the intensity does not diminish as you page through the book. At the end is a section for Round Yokes, plus a section of dozens of astonishing edgings. (Translation and Introduction by former Knitting Camper, Gayle Roehm.) Softcover. Learn More
  8. Alice Starmore's Glamourie
    $60.00

    A new work from this exceptional designer is cause for celebration. The title means ‘magic’ and the garments/costumes are designed and knitted to illustrate Scottish and Gaelic legends and folklore. The stories will be presented along with illustrative knitted garments. Hardcover. Learn More
  9. WG 97 Fingerless Fair Isle and Selbu Flower Mittens

    From $5.50

    Woollen Mittens: Providers of warmth and comfort, quickly knitted, many opportunities to experiment with color and patterns, always welcomed as presents, and such interesting histories from the many countries in which mittens hold great cultural significance. Here is Meg’s compilation of motifs for a classic Norwegian Selbu Mitten, plus a pair of fingerless Fair Isle Mitts with a very basic and simple construction. Learn More
  10. Shetland

    Shetland

    Marie Wallin
    $36.95

    Marie Wallin’s beautiful collection, Shetland, gives us 12 new designs: pullovers, cardigans, caps and scarves - dramatically photographed in the Shetland islands. The garments all call for ‘our’ Shetland Spindrift wool. Learn More

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