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 A Close Knit Family
from A Close Knit Family
from A Close Knit Family
from A Close Knit Family
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from A Close Knit Family
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from A Close Knit Family
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from American School of Needlework #1286, ...
from Leisure Arts #75011, Beginner's Guide...
from Creative Knitting ON-line Newsletter
from FreePatterns.com
from A Close Knit Family
from Leisure Arts #3109, Quick Knit Keepsakes
from Leisure Arts #3109, Quick Knit Keepsakes
from A Close Knit Family
from Leisure Arts #3109, Quick Knit Keepsakes
from A Close Knit Family
from Leisure Arts #3109, Quick Knit Keepsakes
from A Close Knit Family
from American School of Needlework #1286, ...
from Leisure Arts #3109, Quick Knit Keepsakes
from American School of Needlework #1286, ...
from Leisure Arts #3107, A Year of Afghans...
from American School of Needlework #1274, ...
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from Knitter's Magazine 53, Winter 1998
from Leisure Arts #3014, Our Best Afghans ...
from Knitter's Magazine 50, Spring 1998
from Leisure Arts #3014, Our Best Afghans ...
from FreePatterns.com
from Vogue Knitting, Fall 1998
from Leisure Arts #3008, A Year of Teardro...
from Leisure Arts #3008, A Year of Teardro...
from Leisure Arts #3078, 99 Granny Squares...
from Coats & Clark #J14-1422, Red Heart Ru...
from Leisure Arts #3078, 99 Granny Squares...
from Leisure Arts #3008, A Year of Teardro...
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from Leisure Arts #3008, A Year of Teardro...
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from Leisure Arts #3008, A Year of Teardro...
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from Leisure Arts #3008, A Year of Teardro...
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from Leisure Arts #3008, A Year of Teardro...
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from Leisure Arts #3008, A Year of Teardro...
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from Leisure Arts #3008, A Year of Teardro...
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from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 1997
from Home Sweet Home Afghans
from FreePatterns.com
from FreePatterns.com
from FreePatterns.com
from Leisure Arts #102678, Crochet for Today