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, 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
from Red Heart North America
from Knit 'N Style, February 2008
from Continuous Cables
from Continuous Cables
from Canadian Living Online
from Continuous Cables
from Fiesta Yarns
from Leisure Arts #3845, Dynamic Designs
from Aslan Trends, Season's Change Volume 2
from Creative Knitting, March 2008
from Continuous Cables
from Continuous Cables
from Leisure Arts #4527, Quick Knit Keepsa...
from Creative Knitting, March 2008
from Continuous Cables
from Leisure Arts #3845, Dynamic Designs
from Aslan Trends, Season's Change Volume 2
from Leisure Arts #3845, Dynamic Designs
from Aslan Trends, Season's Change Volume 2
from Annie's Attic #878553, Big Book of Be...
from Leisure Arts #3845, Dynamic Designs
from Aslan Trends, Season's Change Volume 2
from Knit 'N Style, December 2007
from Cast On, November 2007-January 2008
from Cast On, November 2007-January 2008
from Caron International Yarns
from Knit 'N Style, December 2007
from Knit 'N Style, October 2007
from Knit 'N Style, October 2007
from Free-Crochet.com
from Knit 'N Style, August 2007
from Knit 'N Style, August 2007
from Cast On, August-October 2007
from Knit 'N Style, August 2007
from Knit 'N Style, June 2007
from Knit 'N Style, April 2007
from Crochet Today! Feb/Mar 2007
from Knit 'N Style, February 2007
from Coats & Clark Website
from Cables Untangled
from Cables Untangled
from Moda Dea J19-001, Fashion Collection 1
from Creative Knitting, January 2007
from Cables Untangled