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 Cozy Crochet Kit
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from Classic Elite Knits
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from Knit It! Magazine, Spring 2005
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from Cool Crochet
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from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2004/05
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from Leisure Arts #75111, Ponchos & More f...
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from House of White Birches #124008, Quick...
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from Cool Crochet
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from Annie's Knitting #124012, Big Needle ...
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from Cool Crochet
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from Leisure Arts #3316, Today’s Knit Fash...
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from Leisure Arts #3907, Glamour Wraps
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from Leisure Arts #3850, Big Book of Crochet
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from Cozy Crochet Kit
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from Leisure Arts #3907, Glamour Wraps
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from Leisure Arts #15944, Now You're Knitting
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from Cozy Crochet Kit
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from Cozy Crochet
from Leisure Arts #3977, Weekend Wear Ponchos
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from Leisure Arts #3977, Weekend Wear Ponchos
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from Family Circle Easy Knits for Kids
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from Creative Knitting ON-line Newsletter
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from Hot Knits!: 30 Cool, Fun Designs to K...
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from Hot Knits!: 30 Cool, Fun Designs to K...
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from Hot Knits!: 30 Cool, Fun Designs to K...
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from Hot Knits!: 30 Cool, Fun Designs to K...
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