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 Cast On, May-July 2010
Su10_p22d_small
from Leisure Arts #4528, Little Lullabies
Baby_blanket_small
from Mastering Color Knitting
Doubleknitpattern16_small
from Leisure Arts #4528, Little Lullabies
from Quick & Easy Crochet, May/June 2010
from FreePatterns.com Website
361_1_small
from Coats & Clark Website
Wt2022_small_best_fit
from Mission Falls Weekend!
Img_5887_small
from Red Heart #J22-0001, Cozy Comfy Home
4194877661_b9e4ce271a_m
from Crochet Today! May/June 2010
Fashion_02_011_copy_small_best_fit
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
Cleo1_small
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
Image_small
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
2015-03-31_13
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
2017-03-23_01
from Cascade Yarns® Website
W230_small
from Cascade Yarns® Website
Colorblock_small_best_fit
from Creative Knitting, March 2010
Wild_flowers_300_small
from Cascade Yarns® Website
Davinb2a_496_small_best_fit
from Crochet! Magazine, May 2010
Mango_lace_duster_300_small
from Cast On, February-April 2010
Sp10_26_small
from Fibra Natura Book 4: Shepherd's Own F...
138_small
from Coats & Clark Website
6047653628_afd9755a61_m
from Brown Sheep Originals Ravelry Store
Diamond___bobbles_jacket_front_small_best_fit
from Brown Sheep Company Website
Man_s_fair_isle_1007_small
from Malabrigo Book Two
3849580895_c494b76438_m
from Red Heart North America
Image_small_best_fit
from Mastering Color Knitting
259_leap_9780307449429_small
from Brown Sheep Originals Ravelry Store
Woman_s_hemmed_fair_isle_1008_small
from Red Heart North America
Cabled-forest-sweater_medium_id-705254_small
from Malabrigo Book Two
3956704486_218eb2c771_m
from Fibra Natura Book 4: Shepherd's Own F...
132_small
from Fibra Natura Book 4: Shepherd's Own F...
139_small
from House of White Birches #121043, Knitt...
Kra_cablesandlace_small_best_fit
from Malabrigo Book Two
4163579538_095b9a5f71_m
from Malabrigo Book Two
3846740638_73da9281eb_m
from Malabrigo Book Two
Digital_photos_188_small
from Mastering Color Knitting
Dscf5263_small
from Brown Sheep Originals Ravelry Store
Weekend_wonder_small_best_fit
from Fibra Natura Book 4: Shepherd's Own F...
142_small
from Red Heart North America
Wr2048_zoom_small
from House of White Birches #121043, Knitt...
Kra_shadedripple_small
from Fibra Natura Book 4: Shepherd's Own F...
137_small
from Malabrigo Book Two
3850523613_4f66b852e4_m
from Fiesta Yarns
Melissa_s_mock_turtleneck_small_best_fit
from Fibra Natura Book 4: Shepherd's Own F...
143_small
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
Slip_stitch_swatch__1_small_best_fit
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