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 Leisure Arts #3008, A Year of Teardro...
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from Leisure Arts Website
from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 1997
from Leisure Arts #108204, Home Sweet Home...
from FreePatterns.com
from FreePatterns.com
from FreePatterns.com
from Vogue Knitting, Fall 1996
from Leisure Arts #102678, Crochet for Today
from Knitter's Magazine 42, Spring 1996
from FreePatterns.com
from Leisure Arts Website
from Knitter's Magazine 44, Fall 1996
from Leisure Arts #2859, Liberty Afghans
from Leisure Arts Website
from Leisure Arts #108200, Mile-A-Minute A...
from Leisure Arts Website
from Leisure Arts Website
from Leisure Arts Website
from Arans & Celtics: The Best of Knitter'...
from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 1995
from Leisure Arts #3109, Quick Knit Keepsakes
from Leisure Arts #2767, Classics with a "Q"
from Vogue Knitting, Winter 1994/95
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from Leisure Arts #2620, Quick Comfort
from Leisure Arts #2620, Quick Comfort
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from Leisure Arts #2620, Quick Comfort
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from Leisure Arts #2620, Quick Comfort
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from Cast On, Spring 1994
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from Leisure Arts #2620, Quick Comfort
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from Leisure Arts #2620, Quick Comfort
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from Leisure Arts #2620, Quick Comfort
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from Leisure Arts #4449, Easy Style in Kni...
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