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 Classic Elite #9123, Depot
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Spud & Chloë Leaflet no. 9209
from Mission Falls Weekend!
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Cascade Yarns Website
from Creative Knitting, July 2010
from Mastering Color Knitting
from Cast On, May-July 2010
from Quick & Easy Crochet Magazine, May/Ju...
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from Cascade Yarns Website
from FreePatterns.com
from Coats & Clark Website
from Mission Falls Weekend!
from Coats & Clark #J22-0001, Red Heart Co...
from Crochet Today! May/June 2010
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
from Color Knitting the Easy Way
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from Color Knitting the Easy Way
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from Color Knitting the Easy Way
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from Color Knitting the Easy Way
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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 Creative Knitting, March 2010
from Crochet! Magazine, May 2010
from Cast On, February-April 2010
from Fibra Natura Book 4: Shepherd's Own F...
from Coats & Clark Website
from Malabrigo Book Two
from Malabrigo Book Two
from Fibra Natura Book 4: Shepherd's Own F...
from Fibra Natura Book 4: Shepherd's Own F...
from Malabrigo Book Two
from Malabrigo Book Two
from Malabrigo Book Two
from Red Heart (North America)
from Fibra Natura Book 4: Shepherd's Own F...
from Mastering Color Knitting
from Fibra Natura Book 4: Shepherd's Own F...
from House of White Birches #121043, Knitt...
from House of White Birches #121043, Knitt...
from Malabrigo Book Two
from Mastering Color Knitting
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from Fibra Natura Book 4: Shepherd's Own F...
from Fibra Natura Book 4: Shepherd's Own F...