Melissa Leapman

With over 1000 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 Cascade Yarns® Website
from Sugar Bush Yarns
from Love of Crochet, Summer 2017
from Love of Crochet, Summer 2017
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Love of Knitting, Summer 2017
from Sugar Bush Yarns
from Vogue Knitting, Late Winter 2017
from Love of Knitting, Summer 2017
from Sugar Bush Yarns
from knitscene, Summer 2017
from Cast On, Spring 2017
from Sugar Bush Yarns
from Knitterati Afghan
from Creative Knitting Presents, Spring 20...
from Annie's Crafts Website
from Creative Knitting Presents, Spring 20...
from Leisure Arts #6998 Wraps Made Easy
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Manos del Uruguay
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Love of Knitting, Spring 2017
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Love of Knitting, Spring 2017
from Leisure Arts #6964, Fringe Benefits
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2016/17
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from twist collective winter 2016
from Inside Crochet, Issue 84, 2016
from Koigu Magazine #8
from Love of Crochet, Winter 2016
from Love of Crochet, Winter 2016
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Melissa Leapman's Designer Crochet Ac...
from Love of Knitting, Winter 2016
from Interweave Online Store
from Love of Knitting, Winter 2016
from Koigu Magazine #8
from Koigu Magazine #8
from Koigu Magazine #8
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Mosey: Men's and Women's
from twist collective fall 2016
from Creative Knitting Magazine Presents, ...