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 Knit 'N Style, April 2009
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from Crochet! Magazine, January 2009
from Crochet! Magazine, January 2009
from House of White Birches #121029, Just ...
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from Designs For America from Solutia
from Aurora Yarns AY110
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from Crochet World Magazine, December 2008
from Knit 'N Style, December 2008
from Creative Knitting, January 2009
from Crochet World Magazine, December 2008
from Knit 'N Style, December 2008
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from Knit 'N Style, December 2008
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from Coats & Clark #J22-0006, Red Heart Si...
from Cast On, November 2008-January 2009
from Crochet! Magazine, January 2009
from Cast On, November 2008-January 2009
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from Continuous Cables
from Continuous Cables
from Continuous Cables
from Continuous Cables
from Continuous Cables
from Continuous Cables
from Continuous Cables
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from Continuous Cables
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from Crochet! Magazine, November 2008
from Classic Elite #9060, Noble Fibers
from Creative Knitting, September 2008
from Creative Knitting, November 2008
from Moda Dea J19-002, Home Collection 1
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Knit 'N Style, August 2008
from Knit 'N Style, August 2008
from Cast On, August-October 2008
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from Cast On, August-October 2008
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from Cast On, August-October 2008
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from Knitting Daily TV
from Leisure Arts #4527, Quick Knit Keepsa...
from Gooseberry Patch Oh-So-Easy Knits
from Leisure Arts #4527, Quick Knit Keepsa...
from Leisure Arts #4527, Quick Knit Keepsa...
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from Leisure Arts #4527, Quick Knit Keepsa...
from Red Heart (North America)
from Lorna's Laces
from Knit 'N Style, June 2008
from Knit 'N Style, August 2008
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from Knit 'N Style, June 2008
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from Coats & Clark Website
from Coats & Clark #J21-0005, Coats Easy S...