Any woman who’s had a mastectomy can tell you that traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery.
Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast. They are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast.
KNITTED KNOCKERS is an organization whose mission is to connect volunteer knitters and crocheters with breast cancer survivors to provide them with Knitted Knockers (knit or crochet breast forms).
From Big Boobs to Small!
Knitted Knockers offers several approved patterns that have been found to result in wonderful soft, contoured knockers.
Knockers are needed in a variety of sizes and colors, but must be crafted from approved free patterns and approved yarns (yarns are selected with an eye towards allergens and comfort for the survivors). Our 100% mercerized cotton Cotton Classic Lite yarn is on the approved list. However it is being discontinued. We still have many colors in stock. We will be stocking another approved yarn soon!
Bottoms Up Knitted Knockers
Knitters suggested a new and easier way to knit the Knitted Knockers from the bottom up so that you don’t have to start with a very small number of stitches, using a set of 7-8” double point needles, size US 4(5). Remember to use only Sport or (DK) weight soft, washable non wool yarn.Click HERE to download the free Bottoms Up Knitted Knockers pattern.
Knockers can be donated around the United States and internationally, so check the website to see if there’s a participating facility local to you!
How to donate your Knitted Knockers
Connecting with hospitals, doctors offices and clinics is a good way to distribute knockers in your own community. The doctors offices in our area embrace them totally. They call and request more as needed. If you need a reference to help get your foot in the door Knitted Knockers can help with that.
Crochet Knitted Knockers
Don’t knit? Not to worry! You can now easily crochet Knitted Knockers using this Knitted Knockers Crochet Pattern with help from this crochet tutorial
Curious about Knitted Knockers?
Click HERE to learn more about the Knitted Knockers movement and how you can get involved in helping women feel more empowered by wearing the comfort of soft, natural fibers next to their skin and to feel a little more normal after going through such an emotional experience of breast cancer surgery and treatment.
Make a Donation
Donations are sincerely appreciated to help offset postage and handling of about $10 a pair to send a pair of Knitted Knockers to a woman who requests her free set of knockers.
Click HERE for more information about how you can volunteer to knit Knitted Knockers as well as how to obtain a set of hand knit or crochet Knitted Knockers.
Thank you! Irene Schmoller, founder and owner of Cotton Clouds.