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 Big-Needle Knit Afghans
from Leisure Arts #3530, Plus-Size Sweater...
from Leisure Arts #3530, Plus-Size Sweater...
from Leisure Arts #3530, Plus-Size Sweater...
from Leisure Arts #3530, Plus-Size Sweater...
from Hot Knits!: 30 Cool, Fun Designs to K...
from Interweave Knits, Fall 2004
from Hot Knits!: 30 Cool, Fun Designs to K...
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Coats & Clark Website
from Hot Knits!: 30 Cool, Fun Designs to K...
from FreePatterns.com
from Leisure Arts #3530, Plus-Size Sweater...
from Leisure Arts #3712, Designer Detail K...
from Hot Knits!: 30 Cool, Fun Designs to K...
from Leisure Arts #3791, Top This!
from Cozy Crochet
from Hot Knits!: 30 Cool, Fun Designs to K...
from Leisure Arts #3744, All Wrapped Up!
from Cozy Crochet
from Hot Knits!: 30 Cool, Fun Designs to K...
from Hot Knits!: 30 Cool, Fun Designs to K...
from Hot Knits!: 30 Cool, Fun Designs to K...
from Leisure Arts #3744, All Wrapped Up!
from Hot Knits!: 30 Cool, Fun Designs to K...
from Hot Knits!: 30 Cool, Fun Designs to K...
from Leisure Arts #3744, All Wrapped Up!
from Leisure Arts #3791, Top This!
from Leisure Arts #75047, Afghans For Ever...
from Leisure Arts #108218, Afghans for All...
from Leisure Arts #3505, Better Homes and ...
from Leisure Arts #3457, Cloud Nine Afghan...
from Leisure Arts #3457, Cloud Nine Afghan...
from Leisure Arts #3457, Cloud Nine Afghan...
from Leisure Arts #3457, Cloud Nine Afghan...
from Leisure Arts #3457, Cloud Nine Afghan...
from Leisure Arts #3457, Cloud Nine Afghan...
from Leisure Arts #3457, Cloud Nine Afghan...
from Leisure Arts #3442, Woven Wonder Afghans
from Leisure Arts #3442, Woven Wonder Afghans
from Leisure Arts #75038, Touch of Class A...
from American School of Needlework #1341, ...
from Leisure Arts #3442, Woven Wonder Afghans
from Leisure Arts #75038, Touch of Class A...
from FreePatterns.com
from Leisure Arts #3381, Tea for Two Baby ...
from Crochet! Magazine, September 2002
from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2002
from Interweave Knits, Fall 2002
from Leisure Arts #3316, Today’s Knit Fash...