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 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
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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 Leisure Arts #4527, Quick Knit Keepsa...
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 Knitting Daily TV
from Gooseberry Patch Oh-So-Easy Knits
from Crochet Today! Jul/Aug 2008
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...
from Creative Knitting, July 2008
from Cast On, May-July 2008
from Crochet! Magazine, July 2008
from Cast On, May-July 2008
from Knit 'N Style, April 2008
from Knit 'N Style, April 2008
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from Coats & Clark Website
from Knit 'N Style, February 2008
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from Leisure Arts #3845, Dynamic Designs
from Leisure Arts #3845, Dynamic Designs
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from Leisure Arts #3845, Dynamic Designs
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from Continuous Cables
from Continuous Cables
from Canadian Living Online
from Continuous Cables
from Fiesta Yarns
from Continuous Cables
from Leisure Arts #4527, Quick Knit Keepsa...
from Aslan Trends, Season's Change Volume 2
from Creative Knitting, March 2008
from Continuous Cables
from Creative Knitting, March 2008
from Continuous Cables
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from Continuous Cables
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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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