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 Cascade Yarns® Website
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from Knit 'N Style, June 2009
from Knit 'N Style, June 2009
from Premier Yarns Website
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from One row handspun scarf
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from Cast On, May-July 2009
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from Louet North America
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from Crochet! Magazine, May 2009
from Red Heart North America
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from Creative Knitting, January 2009
Turtle554_small_best_fit
from Knit 'N Style, April 2009
from Knit 'N Style, April 2009
from Cascade Yarns® Website
A116_small_best_fit
from Cascade Yarns® Website
W198_small
from Crochet! Magazine, January 2009
Stripyoke_small_best_fit
from Crochet! Magazine, January 2009
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from Creative Knitting, January 2009
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from Crochet! Magazine, January 2009
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from House of White Birches #121029, Just ...
from Designs For America from Solutia
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from Aurora Yarns AY110
from Crochet World Magazine, December 2008
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from Knit 'N Style, December 2008
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from Crochet World Magazine, December 2008
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from Knit 'N Style, December 2008
from Knit 'N Style, December 2008
from Red Heart #J22-0006, Simply Plushious
Shellghan_small
from Cast On, November 2008-January 2009
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from Cast On, November 2008-January 2009
from Continuous Cables
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from Continuous Cables
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from Continuous Cables
Redbagdetail_small_best_fit
from Continuous Cables
Medallionsweater_small
from Continuous Cables
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from Continuous Cables
from Continuous Cables
from Crochet! Magazine, November 2008
Winterwhite_small
from Classic Elite #9060, Noble Fibers
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from Creative Knitting, September 2008
Textured_small
from Creative Knitting, November 2008
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from Moda Dea J19-002, Home Collection 1
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from Knit 'N Style, August 2008
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from Knit 'N Style, August 2008
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from Cast On, August-October 2008
from Cast On, August-October 2008
from Cast On, August-October 2008
from Knitting Daily TV
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