WorldCat Identities

Leapman, Melissa

Overview
Works: 125 works in 228 publications in 3 languages and 9,105 library holdings
Genres: Patterns  Instructional films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Melissa Leapman
Mastering color knitting : simple instructions for stranded, intarsia, and double knitting by Melissa Leapman( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how to create advanced results through stranded knitting, intarsia, and two-color double knitting techniques, with twelve projects and more than fifty stitch patterns that use multiple yarn colors or include reversible knitting options
Stashbuster knits : tips, tricks, and 21 beautiful projects for using your favorite leftover yarn by Melissa Leapman( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A popular instructor and designer outlines a variety of imaginative projects that use yarn odds and ends, explaining how to use specific yarn weights and techniques ranging from lace and cables to colorblocking and fair-isle to make creative wearables for every member of the family
Cables untangled : an exploration of cable knitting by Melissa Leapman( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the art of cable knitting walks knitters step by step through the process of creating a variety of complicated and beautiful designs, providing a comprehensive library of more than one hundred cable stitches as well as thirty patterns for a variety of sweater and accessory projects
I can't believe I'm crocheting!( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a beginner's guide to crocheting, with step-by-step instruction. Projects include creating a spa cloth, openwork scarf, granny square mini purse, and belt
Cool crochet : 30 hot, fun designs to crochet and wear by Melissa Leapman( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and German and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of thirty designs for crocheted fashions, including shirts, coats, dresses, skirts, sweaters, and accessories
Color knitting the easy way : essential techniques, perfect palettes, and fresh designs using just one color at a time by Melissa Leapman( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Color knitting has never been easier or more fun-- using just one color at a time! Leapman's clear instructions, original projects, and comprehensive pattern treasures will have you knitting multicolor masterpieces in no time!
Knitting the perfect fit : essential fully fashioned shaping techniques for designer results by Melissa Leapman( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first book that delves deeply into easily mastered techniques that can be used to adapt and customise any project. Knitting the Perfect Fit is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in learning and perfecting shaping details in their knitting. Acclaimed designer and teacher Melissa Leapman distills one of her most in-demand workshops into an authoritative guide that will help knitters understand how designer details and shaping actually work. From a variety of necklines and arm details to different trompe l'oeil shaping techniques that offer a more slimming and flattering look to any garment no matter your body type. Each technique is thoroughly explained with tips and exercised and then showcased in 21 appealing projects that allow knitters to practise their new skills."--
Crochet with style : fun-to-make sweaters for all seasons by Melissa Leapman( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I can't believe I'm knitting!( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a beginner's guide to knitting, with step-by-step instruction. Projects include creating a spa cloth, easy scarf, basket weave purse, ladder scarf, and toddler hat
Continuous cables : an exploration of knitted cabled knots, rings, swirls, and curlicues : 20 designs plus an all-original stitch dictionary by Melissa Leapman( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents illustrated, step-by-step instruction to create twenty cable-knitted craft projects--and eighty individual stitch patterns--that features closed-ring shapes; and provides additional information on basic techniques, yarn choice, and more
Cardigans & closures by Melissa Leapman( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing 7 captivating designs, this handbook provides tips, tricks, and trade secrets for creating cardigans and the perfect closures. A teaching tool designed to help both novices and veteran knitters, techniques covered include inserting a zipper properly and working an overcast buttonhole. Akin to receiving a private lesson from a master knitter, this book features three tutorial sections that are buttressed by projects for honing and mastering each skill set
Knitting modular shawls, wraps, and stoles by Melissa Leapman( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An easy, innovative technique for creating custom designs, with 185 stitch patterns"--Cover
Melissa Leapman's designer crochet accessories : fresh, new designs for hats + scarves + cowls + shawls + handbags + jewelry and more by Melissa Leapman( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accessorise your wardrobe with one-of-a-kind crocheted pieces, following these new patterns from knit designer Melissa Leapman! In this book, popular author/designer/teacher Melissa Leapman shows you how to make more than 25 fresh and beautiful crocheted accessories for women. From winter warmers like cozy hats and scarves that make a statement to all-season wardrobe builders such as one-of-a-kind jewellery, colourful handbags, and stunning shawls, "Melissa Leapman's Designer Crochet Accessories" has it all. The projects include something for crocheters of all levels, from beginners to intermediate and advanced knitters. Crafters of all skill levels will find a project to keep their fingers busy. Each project offers easy-to-follow instructions, stitch diagrams using international symbols, and a clear photo to illustrate the finished piece. The back of the book also includes helpful resources such as general crochet and finishing techniques, material resources, and a short discussion about the online crochet community
Cozy crochet : 26 fun projects from fashion to home decor by Melissa Leapman( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an illustrated introduction to crochet, demonstrating the basic stitches and other techniques, looking at supplies, explaining how to read a pattern, and providing instructions for twenty-six projects, including afghans, pillows, hats, clothing, and other items
Crochet unconstructed cardigans : 5 versatile, timeless cardigans that require very little shaping by Melissa Leapman( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a stylish alternative to the typical crocheted sweater, these five easy projects provide instructions for creating fashionable cardigans, jackets, and vests that require only basic crochet and stitching skills. Incorporating yarn weights from light to bulky and adjustable for sizes ranging from small to 4XL, the projects provide variety and allow for versatility. The patterns use minimal shaping and construction, offering an approachable introduction to wearable crocheting without sacrificing the professional look of the finished product
Melissa Leapman's indispensable stitch collection for crocheters : 200 stitch patterns in words and symbols by Melissa Leapman( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Crochet diva Melissa Leapman divulges 200 of her favorite crochet stitch patterns in this book-- enough designs to keep you busy stitching for years! Many of the patterns included are original designs, and others are garnered from Leapman's years of experience in the industry. The book is geared toward crocheters of all skill levels and is formatted in a way that encourages readers to learn and grow as they sample from the patterns. The beginning of [the book] features a pattern library with a full explanation of stitch multiples and how they work. Suggestions are offered about how to design basic projects, including afghans, pillows, hats, and more. The book's second section offers stitch patterns arranged by type-- from lace to cables to colorwork and beyond. Each stitch pattern is accompanied by easy-to-read instructions, stitch diagrams using international symbols, and a clear photo. If the reverse side of the fabric is interesting for a given pattern, both sides will be presented. A unique icon is used to mark these special patterns, making them easy to seek out for versatile scarves and blankets, which must look attractive on both sides. Readers will want to make hats, scarves, shawls, and more for themselves and friends. The patterns just beg to be stitched. No one can deny it-- this book is off the hook."--Amazon.com
Hot knits : 30 cool, fun designs to knit and wear by Melissa Leapman( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to 30 fresh and fashionable designs, this guide also includes an abbreviations list and a guide to materials and instructional resources. Illustrated with dramatic fashion photography, the book is sure to appeal to the ever-expanding market of youthful knitters. 125 color photos; 58 diagrams
Knit it! : learn the basics and knit 22 beautiful projects by Melissa Leapman( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's nothing more satisfying than wearing and sharing handmade clothing and accessories. With Knit It!, you'll learn the fundamental techniques and basic stitches to knit gorgeous projects, starting with the 22 stylish pieces in this book
A close-knit family : sweaters for everyone you love by Melissa Leapman( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strikkeopskrifter til sweatere til hele familien
The knit stitch pattern handbook : an essential collection of 300 designer stitches and techniques by Melissa Leapman( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a guide to three hundred knitting stitches, including such patterns as lace, openwork, cable, slip stitch, and textured knit and purl, with information on techniques, symbols and charts, and reading instructions
 
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Mastering color knitting : simple instructions for stranded, intarsia, and double knitting
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Stashbuster knits : tips, tricks, and 21 beautiful projects for using your favorite leftover yarnCables untangled : an exploration of cable knittingCool crochet : 30 hot, fun designs to crochet and wearColor knitting the easy way : essential techniques, perfect palettes, and fresh designs using just one color at a timeCrochet with style : fun-to-make sweaters for all seasonsI can't believe I'm knitting!Continuous cables : an exploration of knitted cabled knots, rings, swirls, and curlicues : 20 designs plus an all-original stitch dictionaryCozy crochet : 26 fun projects from fashion to home decor
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