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Knitting for Knockers, a Charity Project

Updated on April 7, 2018

Knitted Knockers

Knitting For Knockers

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Knitted Technology - Prosthetics for Breast Cancer Survivors

KNITTED KNOCKERS - by Michelle Brycki - Cronkite News

Knit For Charity

Knitting Charity for Breast Cancer Patients

Join this knitting charity and knit for knockers

Are you looking for a knitting charity that's just a little bit different? If you are, how about Knitting for Knockers!

YES...it's just exactly what you think. This is a fun knitting project, that is for charity, but with a twist. Learn all about how these women are knitting to help breast cancer survivors and doing it with a sense of humor!

Promote Breast Cancer Awareness and help women all over at the same time.

The goal is to see knitted knocker groups across the country and around the world. While they try to provide a knitted breast to every survivor who contacts them, it is difficult to keep up with the need. By establishing local groups in as many locations as possible, we will not only be better positioned to aid mastectomy patients, we will also spread the word to survivors, oncology units, and other medical professionals, that a free and comfortable alternative is available.


Because women and breast come in different sizes , you get to chose the size that you would like to knit, you can knit your size, someone else's size..or knit all sizes... You can make one or a hundred and one.. You can knit at your own pace, on your own time, in your own home. Or join a local group and knit together with others.. The knocker sizes are A - DD.

Perhaps you would like to start a BOOB-A-THON.


To join or start a group in your area ..Please visit ......Knitting For Charity

Check out the pattern and see if this is something that you would be able to do....Tit Bits @Knitty

Or Knitted Breast..Lactation Consultants Of Great Britain.

Women who have undergone mastectomies have limited options for prosthetic. Cheap, lumpy foam, or expensive, heavy silicone have been the only options available.

I had no idea, that just one silicone prosthetic breast costs between $300 and $500?! Did you ?

Without health insurance, they are out of the reach of most breast cancer survivors.

Even those with insurance are limited to a new prosthetic breast every two years.

If it springs a leak that is not covered by the warranty, you are out of luck.

Knitted Knockers Tutorial-Part 1 (Original Pattern).

Part 2

part 3..Finishing A Knocker

Crochet A Knocker

The knitty Bitty Titty Committee is an effort to help mastectomy patients obtain free or low-cost knitted prostheses instead of the traditional expensive, heavy silicone versions.

If you do not knit , but . crochet and would like to help out...

The crochet pattern Size A-DD can be found by following this link ..The Happy Hooker Blog

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To Mail The Knitted Knockers

If you want to just knit the knockers, we will gladly accept them. Please mail them to:

The Knitted Knockers Program

c/o Chesley Flotten

615 Harpswell Rd

Brunswick, ME 04011

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Send the knitted knockers to the charity at:

The Knitting Experience Café
P.O. Box 627
Brunswick, ME 04011

If you are a breast cancer survivor who is interested in obtaining a knitted breast, but do not knit yourself, please let them know. They will do their best to help.


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Beautiful Shawls

Create a unique shawl for autumn using these knitting instructions. The Crepidula Shawl looks great in a variety of colors. This fabulous shawl is also great for beginners, as it's mostly knit in the garter and stockinette stitch.

For autumn, Why not indulge yourself with some gorgeous free lace shawl knitting patterns. This Lace Triangle Shawl is just what you need to get started. Created using just one ball of yarn, this easy lace pattern will quickly become your favorite design. Its my favorite already, just knowing I can make it with one ball of yarn..YIPPEE!
This Triangle Lace Shawl is easy to knit and has a classic shape with a hint of elegance. Oh did I forget to mention that it can be made with just one ball of yarn.

This Beautiful Mystic Forest Green Shawl has been Inspired by nature itself, it is enchanting with its mysterious tree leaves and unknown undergrowth plants of a dark green forest, this lace shawl is just waiting to be knitted by you and I. I am sure it will become the best companion for chilly summer nights.

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      Michele Kelsey 4 years ago from Edmond, Oklahoma

      Awesome; I'd appreciate that! :)

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      Faythe Payne 4 years ago from USA

      Yes feel free to add my hub page....And thank you very much...I will be around later to check over some of your hubpages, maybe I can do the same for you..(babysitting right now.LOL)

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      Michele Kelsey 4 years ago from Edmond, Oklahoma

      THAT is a VERY worthy cause. After cancer, so many people suffer and feel insecure about their looks. This is a great charity. Can I add your hubpage link to my hubpage on Needpoint "Charities?" My readers might really enjoy doing this! :) Let me know. ~Michele

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      Faythe Payne 4 years ago from USA

      Yes misslong123 they are a fake boob ..the make up of it is more true to shape and feel...I believe it really is a worthy cause..thank you for your visit and comment

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      Michele Kelsey 4 years ago from Edmond, Oklahoma

      I love doing charity work. I'm a tiny bit confused. Are we knitting fake boobs that girls can put in their bras (girls with breast cancer)? I would love to knit for a worthy cause. That is my passion in life - helping others. Michele

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      Insightful Tiger 5 years ago

      Oh good to know, I know how to crochet a little; my mom taught me :)

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      Faythe Payne 5 years ago from USA

      Insightful Tiger..So sorry about the loss of your mother and praise God that your sister is a survivor...some people crochet the knockers..and even though I do Knit..I find the crochet knockers are easier..

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      Insightful Tiger 5 years ago

      The pictures look great and the charity sounds amazing. I lost my mom to breast cancer and my sister is a survivor. I would love to get involved but I don't know how to knit. Will you be coming out with a knitting for dummies hub anytime soon? :)

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      Faythe Payne 5 years ago from USA

      Thank You FlourishAnyway..

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      FlourishAnyway 5 years ago from USA

      Great cause. I hope knitting clubs can take it up with a passion. This deserves much support.

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      Faythe Payne 5 years ago from USA

      Thank You Blossom...My favorite is the Forest Green Shawl...

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      Faythe Payne 5 years ago from USA

      hawaiianodysseus..I think it is great cause,also..And pray that many women will be touched and blessed by this cause.

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      Faythe Payne 5 years ago from USA

      Thank You Sunshine625...

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      Faythe Payne 5 years ago from USA

      @shiningirisheyes..thank you for the vote up and sharing..I Think this project can help many women.

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      Faythe Payne 5 years ago from USA

      Thank You Georgie Lowery. For passing this on to a friend..

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A great idea and I love those shawls, too.

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      This is a brilliant and exceptional cause, not to mention a great way to connect (in a most significant way) with so many people clear across the globe. Thanks for sharing and for inspiring!

      Aloha!

      Joe

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      What a great idea! I knit, I just don't have time to knit as often as I'd like to. I do have a friend who knits more often and she likes to help out others. I'll share this with her. Thank you for getting the word out!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Wow! What an outstanding charity to assist and great way to accomplish it as well. Thanks for informing me of this awesome movement. Great write.

      I am voting up and sharing

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      GH Price 5 years ago from North Florida

      I passed this on to a good friend who knits. Awesome idea! I like the triangle shawl, too. Very pretty. :)

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