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Melissa Leapman Sweater Collection


Melissa Leapman Sweater Collection

By Koigu Wool Designs


Meet Melissa Leapman ...... With over 1000 designs in print, Melissa Leapman is one of the most widely-published American crochet and knit designers at work today. As a freelance designer, she’s worked with leading readyto-wear design houses in New York City. Also, top yarn companies commission Melissa to create designs promoting their new and existing yarns each season; her popular patterns and name recognition help them sell yarn. Leapman is the author of several bestselling knit and crochet books, including Cables Untangled, Mastering Color Knitting, and Knitting the Perfect Fit (all published by Random House). Recently, she is the author of The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook (Random House/Potter Craft, 2013), a comprehensive knitting stitch dictionary, includes favorite patterns gathered over her more than 25 years in the industry. It’s the go to book for professionals and lay persons alike.   Two crochet books launched in 2016: Melissa Leapman’s Indispensible Stitch Collection for Crocheters and Designer Crochet Accessories.   In February of 2017, her largest and most important work to date, 6000+ Pullover Possibilities was released. This book offers interchangeable sweater pieces to allow the reader to knit customized women’s sweaters in nearly any gauge and in nearly every size.

In December of 2018, Storey Publishing is releasing Leapman's next book, Knitting Modular Shawls, Wraps, and Stoles which features Koigu's beautiful KPM yarn. Melissa has been a featured guest on numerous television shows, is the host of several Leisure Arts knitting and crocheting DVDs, and has written many crochet and knit leaflets for Leisure Arts and Annie's. Additionally, her designs are popular on web-based venues such as Craftsy, Ravelry, and Mainly Crochet.   Nationally, her workshops are popular with crafters of all levels. She teaches at every major knitting and crochet event, including VKLive, and the CGOA/TKGA shows, as well as at nearly every TNNA industry trade show for the past twelve years. Additionally, she has appeared at hundreds of yarn shops and local guild events across the country, working approximately 25 events every year, including one or two knit/crochet cruises.   To keep up with Leapman and her designs, and to have a sneak peek into her world, “like” her page on Facebook and join her fan group on Ravelry.com (Melissa Leapman Rocks).   Leapman has just launched several Craftsy classes. Sign up to get Melissa’s personal attention as you learn—and master—new techniques!


Alana Pullover (Original Pattern in print Koigu Magazine 3)

Finished Measurements: 35 (39,43, 47, 51)” / 87 (97, 107, 117,127) cm bust; 24 (24 1/2, 24 1/2,25, 25)” / 60 (61, 61, 62, 62) cm length. Materials: Kersti: K2326: 12 (14, 16, 17, 18) sk; US5/ 3.75 mm & US6/ 4 mm needles; US5/ 3.75 mm circular needle; Cable needle; St Markers Gauge: 22 sts X 32 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in stockinette; 32-st cable = 4”/10 cm width


Rebekah (Original Pattern in print Koigu Magazine 3)

Sizes Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X). Instructions are for smallest size, with changes for other sizes noted in parentheses as necessary. Finished Measurements Bust: 34 (39, 42, 46, 49)” Length: 24 (24 ½, 25, 25 ½, 25 ½)” Materials Koigu Kersti Merino Crepe, 17 (18, 19, 19, 20) hanks of #K2409 (DK weight; 100% merino wool; 50g; 114 yds) Knitting needles, sizes US3 and US4 (3.25 and 3.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge Cable needle Gauge In Smocked Pattern with larger needles, 36 sts and 30 rows = 4”, after blocking. To save time, take time to check gauge.


Cullen Aran (Original Pattern in print Koigu Magazine 3)

Sizes: Small (Medium, Large, XL). Instructions are for smallest size, with changes for other sizes noted in parentheses as necessary. Finished Measurements: Bust: 34 (38, 42, 46)”/85 (95, 105, 115) cm Total length (includes half of saddles): 24 (24 ½, 24 ½, 25)”/ 60 (61, 61, 62) cm Materials: Koigu’s Kersti #K809, 14 (15, 16, 16) skeins; Needles US 4 (3.5mm) and US 6 (4mm) or size needed to obtain gauge; Cable needle Gauge: In Reverse Stockinette St Patt with larger needles, 24 sts and 32 rows = 4”/10cm. 16 sts of Cable Panel A with larger needles measures 1 ¾”/4cm across. 20 sts of Cable Panel B with larger needles measures 2 ½”/6cm across. To save time, take time to check gauge.


Breckenvale (Original Pattern in print Koigu Magazine 3)

Finished Measurements: S(M, L, 1X, 2X). Bust - 37 (42.5, 45, 50.5, 53)” 94(108, 114.5, 128, 134.5) cm. Total length: 26 (26 ½, 27, 27, 27.5)” 66(67, 68.5, 68.5, 70) cm Materials: Koigu Chelsea Aran, 9 (10, 10, 11, 12) hanks of #C492. Size 8 US/5mm) needles, cable needle, yarn needle. Gauge In pattern stitch - 20sts and 27 rows = 4” (10 cm). The 66-st Cable Panel measures 7 ¾’ (19.5 cm) across.


Lola (Original Pattern in print Koigu Magazine 3)

Finished Measurements Bust 32 (35, 38, 42, 45, 48)” Length: 24 (24 ½, 25, 25, 25 ½)” Materials Koigu Kersti,10 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) hank dos #K2335 Knitting needles, size 6 or size needed to obtain gauge Gauge In Stockinette St, 22 sts and 30 rows = 4”, blocked. To save time, take time to check gauge.


Man’s Cables (Original Pattern in print Koigu Magazine 3)

Finished Sizes: 40 (45, 50, 54, 59)”/ 100 (112.5, 125, 135, 145) cm chest X 25 1/2 (26, 26 1/2, 27, 27)”/ 63 (65, 66, 67.5, 67.5) cm length Materials: Kersti #K450 (A): 8 (9, 10, 10, 11) skeins and #K1209 (B): 10 (11, 12, 12, 12) skeins. US4/ 3.5 mm and US6/ 4 mm needles. Cable needle. Gauge: 23 sts X 46 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Cable Pattern (blocked) 25 sts X 49 rows = 4”/ 10 cm (unblocked)


Hemingway (Original Pattern in print Koigu Magazine 3)

Finished Measurements: S(M, L, 1X, 2X). Bust - 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)” 86(96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) cm. Total length: 25 (25 ½, 26, 26 ½ 27)” 63.5(65, 66, 67.5, 68.5) cm Materials: Koigu’s Kersti, 14 (15, 16, 17, 18) hanks of #K2339. Size 6 US/4mm) needles, Size 6 US/4mm circular needle 16” (40 cm, cable needle, yarn needle. Gauge In Reverse Stockinette St Patt, 21 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm). The 66-st Cable Panel measures 7 ¾’ (19.5 cm) across.


Windowpane Plaid Pullover (Original Pattern in print Koigu Magazine 3)

Finished Measurements: 35 (38, 42, 45, 48 1/2)”/ 87.5 (95, 105, 112, 121) cm bust X 24 (24 1/2, 25, 25 1/2, 26)”/ 60 (61, 62.5, 63.5, 65) cm length Materials: Kersti #K2335 (A) and #K716D (B): 5 (7, 8, 10, 11) skeins ea, #K2170 (C): 6 (8, 9, 11, 12) skeins. US4/ 3.5 mm and US6/ 4mm needles. Gauge: 19 sts X 28 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Windowpane Pattern (blocked) 18 sts X 32 rows = 4”/ 10 cm in Windowpane Pattern (unblocked)


Cabled Hoodie (Original Pattern in print Koigu Magazine 3)

Finished Measurements: Bust (zipped): 35 (41, 47, 54)”/ 68 (83, 95, 110) cm Total length: 25” Materials: Koigu KPPPM, 6 (8, 10, 12, 14) #1010 (A) and 5 (7, 9, 11, 13) hanks of #2135 (B) US2/ 2.75mm and 3/ 3.25mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge Separating zipper, 22”/ 55cm long Gauge: In Two-Color Cable Pattern with larger needles, blocked, 42 sts X 32 rows = 4”/ 10 cm.


Striped Turtle (Original Pattern in print Koigu Magazine 3)

Sizes Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X). Instructions are for smallest size, with changes for other sizes noted in parentheses as necessary. Finished Measurements Bust: 35 (39, 43, 47, 51)” Total length: 27 (27 ½, 28, 28 ½, 28 ½)” Materials Koigu KPM, 7 (8, 8, 9, 9) hanks of #1010 (A), 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) hanks of #1014 (B), and 2 (3, 3, 4, 4) hanks of #1010.5 (C) Knitting needles, sizes US2 and 3 or size needed to obtain gauge ; Circular knitting needle, 16”, sizes US2 and 3 Gauge In Stockinette Stitch Patt with larger needles, blocked, 25 sts and 35 rows = 4”; In Stockinette Stitch Patt with larger needles, unblocked, 27 sts and 38 rows = 4 To save time, take time to check gauge.


Christina (Original Pattern in print Koigu Magazine 3)

Sizes Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X). Instructions are for smallest size, with changes for other sizes noted in parentheses as necessary. Finished Measurements Bust: 34 (38, 42 ½, 47, 51)” Total length: 24 ½ (25, 25 ½, 26, 26)” Materials Koigu’s Kersti, 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) hanks of #1170 (A) and 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) hanks of #K742 (B) One pair each of sizes US5 and US7 knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge Gauge In Slip Stitch Patt with larger needles, 22 sts and 40 rows = 4”. To save time, take time to check gauge.


Eliza (Original Pattern in print Koigu Magazine 3)

Sizes Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X). Instructions are for smallest size, with changes for other sizes noted in parentheses as necessary. Finished Measurements Bust (buttoned): 38 (43 ¾, 49, 54, 59 ¾)" Length: 21 ½ (22, 22 ½, 23, 23)" Materials Koigu Kersti Merino Crepe, 12 (13, 13, 14, 14) hanks of #K846 (DK weight; 100% merino wool; 50g; 114 yds) Knitting needles, sizes US6 and US8 (4 and 5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge 24" Circular knitting needle, size US6 (4 mm) Three 1 ½" buttons (JHB International's Style #16245 was used on sample garment) Gauge In Main Pattern, 24 sts and 35 rows = 4", after blocking. To save time, take time to check gauge.


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Koigu Yarns used in the Collection: Koigu Kersti Merino Crêpe is a luxurious DK weight yarn. Tightly spun into a crêpe, which increases the natural elasticity and loft of the merino, Kersti is a perfect yarn for garments and accessories such as sweater, skirts, hats, and scarves. The high twist of this yarn gives it a crisp, lively feel and highlights the soft, plush texture of the merino. Kersti is available in a beautiful array of magnificent hand painted variegated colorways, as well as an incredible palette of semi-solid hues that are hand dyed to perfection. 100% Merino Wool ~ 114yds/50g ~ 4mm Needles (US 6) ~ 20 stitches over 4cm Koigu Chelsea -Introducing a new addition to the Koigu yarn - selection - Chelsea is super soft and bouncy Aran weight yarn. It is a great sweater yarn, perfect definition for cables and textured knitting. Ideal for last minute quick knits like hats, cowls, scarves or baby blankets. 100% merino wool - super wash ~ 100g skeins/ 125 yds/ 114m ~ 12sts = 4” on 5mm/ 8US KOIGU PREMIUM MERINO ~ KPM : Is spun from the finest merino sheep in the world. Plied for durability, this lightweight wool is soft, silky, and retains the natural elasticity of merino. An extremely versatile yarn, the Premium Merino is celebrated by fiber artists around the globe. Ideal for both hand knitting and crochet, as well as machine knitting, weaving and needlework; this yarn is perfect for creating dresses, slippers, sweaters, shawls, blankets, hats, and gloves... the list could go on forever! ~100% Merino Wool ~ 170 yds/50g ~ 3.0mm Needles (US 3) ~ 28 stitches by 36 stitches over 10cm by 10cm. FIND A STORE ; www.koigu.com


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Melissa Leapman Sweater Collection ~ By Koigu Wool Designs