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 Cast On, Special Anniversary Issue, F...
from Knit 'n Style, August 2010
from Knitter's Magazine 50, Spring 1998
from Crochet World Magazine, Fall 2010: Af...
from Crochet! Magazine, July 2010
from Creative Knitting ON-line Newsletter
from Creative Knitting, September 2010
from Crochet! Magazine, September 2010
from Crochet! Magazine, September 2010
from Classic Elite #9123, Depot
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Spud & Chloë Leaflet no. 9209
from Mission Falls Weekend!
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Creative Knitting, July 2010
from Woman's Day Website
from Cast On, May-July 2010
from Leisure Arts #4528, Little Lullabies
from Mastering Color Knitting
from Leisure Arts #4528, Little Lullabies
from Quick & Easy Crochet, May/June 2010
from Coats & Clark Website
from Mission Falls Weekend!
from Red Heart #J22-0001, Cozy Comfy Home
from Crochet Today! May/June 2010
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Creative Knitting, March 2010
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Crochet! Magazine, May 2010
from Cast On, February-April 2010
from Fibra Natura Book 4: Shepherd's Own F...
from Coats & Clark Website
from Brown Sheep Originals Ravelry Store
from Malabrigo Book Two
from Brown Sheep Company Website
from Red Heart North America
from Malabrigo Book Two
from Fibra Natura Book 4: Shepherd's Own F...
from Red Heart North America
from Mastering Color Knitting