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 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 Eight: In Central Park
from Craftsy Class: Mastering Stitchwork: ...
from Red Heart North America
from Dream in Color Designs
from Modern Country Knits: 30 Designs from...
from Love of Crochet, Winter 2014
from Dream in Color Designs
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Love of Knitting, Winter 2014
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Red Heart North America
from Love of Crochet, Holiday Crochet 2014
from Knit It! Learn The Basics and Knit 22...
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Crochet! Magazine, Winter 2014
from Knit It! Learn The Basics and Knit 22...
from Knit It! Learn The Basics and Knit 22...
from Knit It! Learn The Basics and Knit 22...
from Knit It! Learn The Basics and Knit 22...
from Knit It! Learn The Basics and Knit 22...
from Knit It! Learn The Basics and Knit 22...
from Knit It! Learn The Basics and Knit 22...
from Knit It! Learn The Basics and Knit 22...
from Knit It! Learn The Basics and Knit 22...
from Knit It! Learn The Basics and Knit 22...
from Knit It! Learn The Basics and Knit 22...
from Fiesta Yarns
from Leisure Arts 6217, Beginner's Guide t...
from Love of Crochet, Fall 2014
from Cast On, August-October 2014
from Leisure Arts 6217, Beginner's Guide t...
from Cast On, August-October 2014
from Vogue Knitting, Early Fall 2014
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Love of Knitting, Fall 2014
from Creative Knitting, Autumn 2014
from Knit Style, June 2014
from Creative Knitting, Autumn 2014
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Cascade Yarns® Website
from Noro Knitting Magazine, Spring/Summer...
from Love of Crochet, Summer 2014
from Koigu Magazine #6