Melissa Leapman

With over 900 designs currently in print, Melissa Leapman is one of the most prolific American designers at work today.

Melissa is the author of several bestselling knitting and crocheting books. Recent titles are Cables Untangled, Continuous Cables, Color Knitting the Easy Way, Mastering Color Knitting, and Stashbuster Knits.

One recent book is Knitting the Perfect Fit, published by Random House/Potter Craft in August 2012. It is a designer’s exploration of how to use fully-fashioned shaping to create figure flattering sweaters.

The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook was released in late 2013 and is a dictionary of Melissa’s favorite stitch patterns.

As a freelance designer, she’s worked with leading ready-to-wear manufacturers and design houses in NYC. In addition, most American yarn companies commission Melissa to create designs to promote their new and existing yarns each season.

She’s been a featured guest on numerous television shows, is a popular guest blogger, and is the host of several Leisure Arts knitting and crocheting DVD’s. Nationally, her workshops are popular with crafters of all levels.

Meet her in person in the Melissa Leapman Rocks group here in Ravelry, a group started by some of her fans.

original designs  

from Dream in Color Designs
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Love of Crochet, Spring 2016
from Love of Knitting, Spring 2016
from Love of Crochet, Spring 2016
from Red Heart North America
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Love of Knitting, Spring 2016
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Crochet World Magazine, February 2016
from Red Heart North America
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Red Heart North America
from Love of Knitting, Winter 2015
from Love of Knitting, Winter 2015
from Leisure Arts 6218, Beginner’s Guide T...
from Plymouth Yarn 2983, Linen Concerto
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Crochet! Magazine, Winter 2015
from Love of Crochet, Fall 2015
from Love of Crochet, Fall 2015
from Crochet! Magazine, Winter 2015
from Creative Knitting, Winter 2015
from Cascade Yarns Website
from twist collective fall 2015
from twist collective fall 2015
from Koigu Magazine #7
from Koigu Magazine #7
from Koigu Magazine #7
from Koigu Magazine #7
from Koigu Magazine #7
from Love of Crochet, Fall 2015
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from Love of Knitting, Fall 2015
from Love of Knitting, Fall 2015
from Love of Knitting, Fall 2015
from Crochet! Magazine, Autumn 2015
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Continuous Cables
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Continuous Cables
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Cast Off Chemo
from Continuous Cables
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Continuous Cables