Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. These soft, comfortable, lightweight prosthesis are available for FREE. Nancy Thompson, Founder of Knitted Knockers of Canada, was at the November 18th meeting to tell us more about this organization that promotes the making and distribution of the Knitted Knockers. The organization connects volunteer knitters with breast cancer survivors, and provides them with Knitted Knockers free of charge.
If you are looking for something different in terms of charity knitting, this could be for you.
The knockers are very quick to knit up and can be knit on a set of double pointed needles or using magic loop method on circular needles. There are also patterns for knitting on straight needles and then seaming, as well as a crocheted and a loom version. The most requested colours are neutral, but all colours are acceptable. Preferred yarn is Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima, but other similar smooth soft cotton yarns would work.
Other patterns available on Knitted Knockers USA
Completed knockers — unfilled — can be dropped off at these locations or brought to the next TKG meeting.