COVID- 19 Update
Knitted Knockers is continuing to provide Knockers and services on a limited basis to the best of our ability. Please take all prudent precautions as these are handmade items and delivered through the mail. Be patient as things are taking longer than normal.

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Our Mission

Connect volunteer knitters and crocheters with breast cancer survivors to offer free Knitted Knockers to any woman who wants them. There is a huge demand for Knitted Knockers that can’t be met by any one group but together we can do it! If someone in each area will set a goal of meeting the need in just their county it can happen!

Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. 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. Our special volunteer knitters provide these FREE to those requesting them.

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Si prefiere solicitar una prótesis en español, favor de utilizar este enlace:  https://forms.gle/ve8trR1x5c4ZxTJ19
¿Tiene preguntas?  Contacta a Linda por correo electrónico:  lindac.preston@gmail.com  o llamar al ‪(860) 458-6498

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Meet some of the wonderful volunteers changing lives...

Wow! What a group from Connecticut. Check out this update from them!

Hello from Connecticut and Ladies of the Knockers.

Lots of exciting things happening here. Our meetings have moved indoors but group size is limited to 10-12 (social distancing in the shop area available to us.). Folks are really happy to be together again.

And we’re growing!!!!

I did an informational program at our Senior Center and 9 people attended. Turns out all were knitters!  They were interested in getting involved so, in light of the space restrictions we are working under in Granby, a second Ladies of the Knockers group was started in the Simsbury Senior Center. No space restrictions there so all the Granby knitters now have another option if we fill up our Granby meeting.

Granby meets 1st Saturday of the month, 3:00-4:30.

Simsbury meets 2nd Tuesday of the month, 2:30-4:00.

We’re about to send 118 Knockers to NJ, for further shipment to the Philippines. This will be our 3rd shipment to Bayanihan Knitted Knockers and we’ll continue to send unstuffed A’s and B’s every few months.

We are also collecting unstuffed Knockers to send to you ladies. Our inventory stays at a level where we can restock 2-3 of our clinics, then we look to supply the Philippines and you.

Our newest knitters had never heard about Knitted Knockers and are thrilled to be involved, as are all us older members. Thank you for all you do and for giving us a wonderful purpose.

With much love,

Linda

PS Some pictures are pre covid meetings  .


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2 weeks ago
Knitted Knockers

Got this lovely note with a cash donation. What joy supporting the medical community in providing free knitted knockers to women who have had a mastectomy. Find out how to support a clinic near you at knittedknockers.org under the "How To" link. ... See MoreSee Less

Got this lovely note with a cash donation. What joy supporting the medical community in providing free knitted knockers to women who have had a mastectomy. Find out how to support a clinic near you at knittedknockers.org under the How To link.Image attachment

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How are you all doing? Were you affected by the flooding?

I am new to knitting Knockers and had just started out when I received an email that you no longer accept donations. Do you think you’ll be accepting again soon?

3 weeks ago
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Scam alert again! If you get any message or email that says something very cryptic like, "How are You" or "I need Help" from someone you know or knitted knockers do NOT respond in any way. It is a scam trying to get you to buy gift cards! It is apparently not a hack but rather taking the information from public websites and directories and using their name to suck you in. ... See MoreSee Less

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thank you for looking our for us.

Thank you

Ooohhh... naughty!!!!

Thanks for the heads up.

Thank You for alerting us. I hadn’t heard this once yet

I deal with scams all the time here at the computer shop.

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3 weeks ago
Knitted Knockers

Saaisha India is doing great work as expressed by this Physician:
Dr Kanchan Kaur wrote: ·
Losing a breast to cancer can be one of the most physically and emotionally challenging process that a woman with breast cancer may have to endure . In the Indian scenario , reconstruction options are available to the very select few . Even the process of getting an artificial prosthesis is not as easy as it should be . It’s for women like these that organisations like Saisha step in .How beautiful is the thought behind the concept … women volunteers knit artificial breasts that are called ‘knockers’ and are distributed for free .
This process of weaving a yarn actually ends up weaving a story of empathy , of love and of selfless service . The smile on the face of a mastectomy patient as she wears this ‘labour of love’ knitted by a stranger speaks volumes about how what appears like a small act of kindness , actually ends up making a world of difference in the life of a cancer survivor .
Thankyou Saaisha India for your endeavours . More power to you all and to all those NGO’s that work tirelessly and without any monetary gains to make this world a better place
Gratitude
#knittingknockers
#Saaisha India
#breastcancersurviv
#knittedknockers
www.knittedknockers.org
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Saaisha India is doing great work as expressed by this Physician:
Dr Kanchan Kaur wrote: · 
Losing a breast to cancer can be one of the most physically and emotionally challenging process that a woman with breast cancer may have to endure . In the Indian scenario , reconstruction options are available to the very select few . Even the process of getting an artificial prosthesis is not as easy as it should be . It’s for women like these that organisations like Saisha step in .How beautiful is the thought behind the concept … women volunteers knit artificial breasts that are called ‘knockers’ and are distributed for free .
This process of weaving a yarn actually ends up weaving a story of empathy , of love and of selfless service . The smile on the face of a mastectomy patient as she wears this ‘labour of love’ knitted by a stranger speaks volumes about how what appears like a small act of kindness , actually ends up making a world of difference in the life of a cancer survivor .
Thankyou Saaisha India for your endeavours . More power to you all and to all those NGO’s that work tirelessly and without any monetary gains to make this world a better place 
Gratitude 
#knittingknockers
#Saaisha India 
#breastcancersurviv
#knittedknockers
www.knittedknockers.org

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Thank you to all the ladies that make them. I love mine. Used them from day 1 and still using them. Donate on Smile Amazon to help with the cost….❤️❤️🤗

Why is their name not capitalized?

Thank you Dr Kanchan for those lovely words about Saaisha India.

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