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 Red Heart (North America)
from Love of Crochet, Fall 2013
from Love of Knitting, Holiday 2013
from Free-KnitPatterns.com
from Red Heart (North America)
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Love of Crochet, Weekend Crochet 2013
from Willow Yarns
from Knit 'n Style, August 2013
from Willow Yarns
from Willow Yarns
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Creative Cables: 25 Innovative Design...
from Creative Cables: 25 Innovative Design...
from Love of Knitting, Fall 2013
from Love of Knitting, Fall 2013
from Love of Knitting, Summer 2013
from Love of Crochet, Summer 2013
from Red Heart (North America)
from Crochet Today!, July/Aug 2013
from Cast On, May-July 2013
from Red Heart (North America)
from Red Heart (North America)
from Koigu Magazine #4
from Koigu Magazine #4
from Love of Crochet, Spring 2013
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Red Heart (North America)
from Red Heart (North America)
from Red Heart (North America)
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Cast On, February-April 2013
from Classic Elite #9214, Year Round: Perp...
from Knit 'n Style, February 2013
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from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Crochet! Magazine, Spring 2013
from Leisure Arts #75431, Hats & Scarves
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from Koigu Magazine #4
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from Red Heart (North America)
from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2012/13
from Knit 'n Style, February 2013
from Koigu Magazine #4
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Red Heart (North America)
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Love of Knitting, Winter 2012
from Cast On, November 2012-January 2013
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