Melissa Leapman

With over 800 designs currently in print, Melissa Leapman is a widely published designer with patterns in every premier needlecrafts publication in the country.

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 Vogue Knitting, Early Fall 2014
from Love of Knitting, Fall 2014
from Creative Knitting, Autumn 2014
from Creative Knitting, Autumn 2014
from Love of Crochet, Summer 2014
from Noro Knitting Magazine Spring/Summer ...
from Cast On, May - July 2014
from Creative Knitting, Summer 2014
from Love of Knitting, Summer 2014
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2014
from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2014
from Love of Crochet, Spring 2014
from Love of Knitting, Spring 2014
from Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme Book 5:...
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Cast On, February-April 2014
from Cast On, February-April 2014
from Love of Knitting, Spring 2014
from Cascade Yarns Website
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from Cascade Yarns Website
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from Crochet Red
from Brown Sheep Company Website
from Creative Knitting, Spring 2014
from Love of Crochet, Winter 2013
from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2013/14
from Cascade Yarns Website
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from Interweave Crochet, Winter 2014
from Cast On, November 2013-January 2014
from Baby Knits from Around the World
from Cast On, November 2013-January 2014
from Baby Knits from Around the World
from Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2013
from Universal Yarn
from Love of Crochet, Quick Holiday Croche...
from Leisure Arts #75431, Hats & Scarves
from Baby Knits from Around the World
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from Cascade Yarns Website
from Red Heart (North America)
from Love of Knitting, Holiday 2013
from Love of Crochet, Fall 2013
from Free-KnitPatterns.com
from Red Heart (North America)
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Love of Crochet, Weekend Crochet 2013
from Knit 'n Style, August 2013
from Willow Yarns
from Willow Yarns
from Willow Yarns
from Cascade Yarns Website