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 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 Love of Knitting, Spring 2012
from Knit 'n Style, April 2012
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from Melissa Leapman Designs
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from Creative Knitting, March 2012
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Classic Elite #9174, Peabody Path
from Westminster Fibers Ravelry Store
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
from Creative Knitting, January 2012
from Brown Sheep Company #1202
from Love of Knitting, Spring 2012
from Brown Sheep Company #1203
from Love of Knitting Presents: Quick Knits
from Brown Sheep Company #1204
from Knitting Sweaters from Around the Wor...
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from House of White Birches #121071, Cardi...
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from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Love of Knitting, Winter 2011
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Stashbuster Knits
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Stashbuster Knits
from Stashbuster Knits
from Stashbuster Knits
from Stashbuster Knits
from Stashbuster Knits
from Stashbuster Knits
from Stashbuster Knits
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Stashbuster Knits
from Stashbuster Knits
from Stashbuster Knits
from Melissa Leapman Designs
from Stashbuster Knits
from Stashbuster Knits