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 Creative Knitting, Winter 2015
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from twist collective fall 2015
from twist collective fall 2015
from Koigu Magazine #7
from Koigu Magazine #7
from Koigu Magazine #7
from Koigu Magazine #7
from Koigu Magazine #7
from Love of Crochet, Fall 2015
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from Love of Knitting, Fall 2015
from Love of Knitting, Fall 2015
from Love of Knitting, Fall 2015
from Crochet! Magazine, Autumn 2015
from Leisure Arts #6461, Knit Refresher
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Continuous Cables
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Continuous Cables
from Cast Off Chemo!
from Continuous Cables
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Continuous Cables
from Cast On, May-July 2015
from Love of Crochet, Summer 2015
from twist collective spring/summer 2015
from Love of Knitting, Summer 2015
from Bernat #1318, Heart & Snowflake Pullover
from Creative Knitting, Summer 2015
from Wrapped in Color: 30 Shawls to Knit
from Wrapped in Color: 30 Shawls to Knit
from 60 Quick Knit Baby Essentials: Sweate...
from Love of Crochet, Spring 2015
from Love of Crochet, Spring 2015
from Wrapped in Color: 30 Shawls to Knit
from Brown Sheep Originals Ravelry Store
from Brown Sheep Company Website
from Brown Sheep Company Website
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Love of Knitting, Spring 2015
from Cast On, February-April 2015
from Love of Knitting, Spring 2015
from Love of Knitting, Spring 2015
from Aurora Yarns AY119
from Malabrigo Book 8: In Central Park
from Craftsy Class: Mastering Stitchwork: ...
from Red Heart North America
from Dream in Color Designs