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 The Knitting Guild Association
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from Knitter's Magazine 103, Summer 2011
from Cast On, August-October 2011
from Aurora Yarns AY092
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from Love of Knitting, Fall 2011
from Love of Knitting, Fall 2011
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Coats & Clark Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Knitter's Magazine 102, Spring 2011
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Red Heart (North America)
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Knitting Today! #4, April/May 2011
from The Knitting Guild Association
from Alpaca With a Twist
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from Crochet Today!, Mar/Apr 2011
from Love of Knitting, Fall 2011
from Fiesta Yarns
from Fiesta Yarns
from Fiesta Yarns
from Love of Knitting, Spring 2011
from Leisure Arts #5283, Hip 2 B Square: B...
from Fiesta Yarns
from Fiesta Yarns
from Fiesta Yarns
from Leisure Arts #5283, Hip 2 B Square: B...
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from Cascade Yarns Website
from Leisure Arts #5281, Hip 2 B Square: T...
from Leisure Arts #5949, Baby Afghans
from Leisure Arts #5284, Hip 2 B Square: T...
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from Leisure Arts #5281, Hip 2 B Square: T...
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from Leisure Arts #5283, Hip 2 B Square: B...
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from Leisure Arts #5283, Hip 2 B Square: B...
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from Leisure Arts #5281, Hip 2 B Square: T...
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from Leisure Arts #5281, Hip 2 B Square: T...
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