Melissa Leapman

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  

original designs

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from Leisure Arts #5284, Hip 2 B Square: T...
from Leisure Arts #5281, Hip 2 B Square: T...
from Leisure Arts #5283, Hip 2 B Square: B...
from Leisure Arts #5283, Hip 2 B Square: B...
from Leisure Arts #5281, Hip 2 B Square: T...
from Leisure Arts #5281, Hip 2 B Square: T...
from Leisure Arts #5284, Hip 2 B Square: T...
from Leisure Arts #5283, Hip 2 B Square: B...
from Leisure Arts #5281, Hip 2 B Square: T...
from Mastering Color Knitting
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from Mastering Color Knitting
Snuggleupbabyblankie_002_small
from Mastering Color Knitting
Snowflake_001_small
from Mastering Color Knitting
Doubleknitpattern15_002_small
from Mastering Color Knitting
Threecats_001_small
from Mastering Color Knitting
Heartsandflowers_001_small
from Mastering Color Knitting
4_small_best_fit
from Mastering Color Knitting
Diagonals_001_small
from Mastering Color Knitting
Teddybear_001_small
from Mastering Color Knitting
Manycats_001_small
from Mastering Color Knitting
from Mastering Color Knitting
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from Mastering Color Knitting
from Mastering Color Knitting
from Mastering Color Knitting
from Cascade Yarns® Website
W286_small_best_fit
from Mastering Color Knitting
Yarma_small_best_fit
from Love of Knitting, Winter 2010
Artistic_turtleneck_small_best_fit
from Cast On, November 2010-January 2011
from Cascade Yarns® Website
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from Crochet! Magazine, November 2010
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from Conjoined Creations
Year_round_jacket_small
from Leisure Arts #5153, Cardigans with a ...
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from Conjoined Creations
Classic_cardigan_small_best_fit
from Leisure Arts #5153, Cardigans with a ...
from Cascade Yarns® Website
C201_small_best_fit
from Cascade Yarns® Website
W287_small_best_fit
from Creative Knitting, November 2010
Enchanted_forest_hoodie_300_small
from Cast On, Special Anniversary Issue, F...
Ann10_61_small_best_fit
from Knit 'n Style, August 2010
from Knitter's Magazine 50, Spring 1998
from Crochet World Magazine, Fall 2010: Af...
Image_small_best_fit
from Crochet! Magazine, July 2010
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from Creative Knitting ON-line Newsletter
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from Creative Knitting, September 2010
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from Crochet! Magazine, September 2010
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from Crochet! Magazine, September 2010
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from Classic Elite #9123, Depot
Lagran_bluecardi_small
from Cascade Yarns® Website
Sierracontemparyjacket_small_best_fit
from Spud & Chloë Leaflet no. 9209
Uplander_rgb_small_best_fit
from Mission Falls Weekend!
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