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 Knitting the Perfect Fit
from Knitting the Perfect Fit
from Knitting the Perfect Fit
from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2012
from Knitting the Perfect Fit
from Knitting the Perfect Fit
from Knitting the Perfect Fit
from Knitting the Perfect Fit
from Knitting the Perfect Fit
from Cast On, August-October 2012
from Knitting the Perfect Fit
from Knitting the Perfect Fit
from Knitting the Perfect Fit
from Knitting the Perfect Fit
from Love of Knitting, Fall 2012
from Knitting the Perfect Fit
from Crochet Unconstructed Cardigans
from Knitting the Perfect Fit
from Knit 'n Style, August 2012
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from Cascade Yarns Website
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from Cascade Yarns Website
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from House of White Birches #121071, Cardi...
from Ewe Ewe Yarns
from Knitter's Magazine 107, Summer 2012
from Knitter's Magazine 107, Summer 2012
from Knit 'n Style, June 2012
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from Knit 'n Style, June 2012
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from FreePatterns.com
from Cast On, May-July 2012
from Your Knitting Life, June/July 2012
from Leisure Arts #5777, Baby Blankets Mad...
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from Plymouth Yarn 1970, Grass
from Cascade Yarns Website
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from Red Heart (North America)
from Knit 'n Style, April 2012
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from Love of Knitting, Spring 2012
from Melissa Leapman Designs
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from Creative Knitting, March 2012
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Classic Elite #9174, Peabody Path
from Butterfly Super 10 Spring-Summer 2012
from Knitter's Magazine 106, Spring 2012
from Cast On, February-April 2012
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from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Your Knitting Life, February/March 2012
from Knitter's Magazine 105, Winter 2011
from Crochet Today!, March/April 2012
from Love of Knitting Presents: Quick Knits