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 Knit It! Magazine, Fall 2002
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from Leisure Arts #15906, Donna Kooler's E...
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from Leisure Arts #3403, Disney Home: Cudd...
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from Leisure Arts #3316, Today’s Knit Fash...
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from Leisure Arts #15906, Donna Kooler's E...
from Family Circle Easy Knits for Kids
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from Knit It! Magazine, Fall 2002
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from Annie's Attic #873296, Big Needle Kni...
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from Leisure Arts #3381, Tea for Two Baby ...
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from Leisure Arts #3252, Seasons of Love: ...
from 101 Knitting-To-Go Projects
from Leisure Arts #108214, Afghans for All...
from Crochet with Heart, June 2001
from Interweave Knits, Spring 2001
from Annie's Attic #872891, Springtime Throws
from Leisure Arts #3252, Seasons of Love: ...
from Leisure Arts #108214, Afghans for All...
from Leisure Arts Website
from Leisure Arts #3252, Seasons of Love: ...
from Leisure Arts Website
from Leisure Arts #108214, Afghans for All...
from Leisure Arts Website
from Leisure Arts #108214, Afghans for All...
from Leisure Arts Website
from Leisure Arts #108214, Afghans for All...
from Leisure Arts #108214, Afghans for All...
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from Leisure Arts Website
from Leisure Arts #108214, Afghans for All...
from Leisure Arts Website
from Leisure Arts #108214, Afghans for All...
from Leisure Arts #3252, Seasons of Love: ...
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from Leisure Arts #108214, Afghans for All...
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from Leisure Arts Website
from Leisure Arts #3260, Kaleidoscope Kids
from All-American Crochet Afghans
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from Leisure Arts #108213, Crochet with He...
from Crochet With Style
from Crochet With Style
from Crochet With Style
from Crochet With Style
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from Crochet With Style
from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2000/01
from Crochet With Style
from Crochet With Style
from Interweave Knits, Winter 2000/2001
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from Crochet With Style
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from Crochet With Style
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from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2000
from Leisure Arts #108211, A Year of Afgha...
from FreePatterns.com