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 Canadian Living Online
from Continuous Cables
from Fiesta Yarns
from Aslan Trends, Season's Change Volume 2
from Leisure Arts #4527, Quick Knit Keepsa...
from Creative Knitting, March 2008
from Continuous Cables
from Creative Knitting, March 2008
from Continuous Cables
from Continuous Cables
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from Continuous Cables
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from Aslan Trends, Season's Change Volume 2
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from Leisure Arts #3845, Dynamic Designs
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from Aslan Trends, Season's Change Volume 2
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from Annie's Attic #878553, Big Book of Be...
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from Aslan Trends, Season's Change Volume 2
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from Knit 'N Style, December 2007
from Cast On, November 2007-January 2008
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from Cast On, November 2007-January 2008
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from Caron International Yarns
from Knit 'N Style, December 2007
from Knit 'N Style, October 2007
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from Knit 'N Style, October 2007
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from e-PatternsCentral
from Knit 'N Style, August 2007
from Knit 'N Style, August 2007
from Cast On, August-October 2007
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from Knit 'N Style, June 2007
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from Knit 'N Style, April 2007
from Crochet Today! Feb/Mar 2007
from Knit 'N Style, February 2007
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from Coats & Clark Website
from Cables Untangled
from Coats & Clark #J19-0001, Moda Dea Fas...
from Cables Untangled
from Creative Knitting, January 2007
from Cables Untangled
from Coats & Clark #J21-0001, Family Warmers
from Coats & Clark #J21-0001, Family Warmers
from Coats & Clark #J21-0004, Crochet & Kn...
from Knit 'N Style, December 2006
from Cables Untangled
from Cables Untangled
from Cables Untangled
from Cables Untangled
from Cables Untangled
from Cables Untangled
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from Cables Untangled