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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...

In Recognition of National Military Family Month meet super veteran volunteer and survivor Kerrie. Thank you for her service!

My name is Kerrie Collings. I am a disabled/retired veteran. I served in the US Navy as a cryptology technician operator/maintenance – CTO/M. After the military, I worked for the Veterans Affairs as a National Service Officer/Rating Specialist before taking my disability retirement from the military. I have been knitting knockers for a little over a year now. I learned about Knitted Knockers after being diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2018. I have since had a bilateral mastectomy and, although I am still unable to wear any myself, I love making knockers for others. Having breasts makes your clothes fit better, you feel more confident when your clothes fit right. So I completely enjoy being able to contribute to those positive feelings for others. I have knit orders from the website as a provider/volunteer as well as answering individual requests from Facebook. I haven’t tried crocheting knockers yet. Maybe that will be next! My favorite yarns to work with are natural fiber blends. My favorite knockers were a turquoise blue I did in a merino blend as a special request for a lady in the United Kingdom. She later confessed her new puppy got ahold of one and made it her new snuggle. Thank goodness she only needed one knocker!

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3 days ago

Knitted Knockers

Christel, our super volunteer who handles our "contact@knittedknockers.org" correspondence got this. Thought you might enjoy it like we did.
"Hey there,
I figured you'd get a kick out of this follow-up after you'd been so
helpful in making sure I had picked out the right yarn and letting me know how many Knitted Knockers I'd be able to make with them.
I made a pair for my mother, who recently had a double mastectomy. As you can imagine, she's still quite sensitive in the area where the surgery was performed, but she wanted to try these out.
I made them out of the Cascade Ultra Pima White Peach yarn and they feel absolutely amazing. They seem very realistic to the touch and the color is very skin-like.
I sent them off to my mother and she and everyone else have been
raving about them ever since. Apparently she's showing them to
everyone and they all think these things are a work of art. I let
them know that I can't take credit for the design and I just followed
step-by-step instructions, but I have to agree that they're very
beautiful when they're finished. It's fascinating how the little
triangle that they are as you make them turn into these beautiful
swirls when they're filled.
She hasn't yet gone to get one of the special bras that are made for
inserts, but she managed to put them into her old bras and that
worked fine. My aunt also sent her a camisole that has some sort of
special pockets for breast inserts and that also works well. She says
they look great and they feel great.
Anyway, she loves them and we owe it all to you. Thank you for making it possible for her to have a positive experience in all of this."
Thank you for making knitted knockers for your Mom! knittedknockers.org
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Christel, our super volunteer who handles our contact@knittedknockers.org correspondence got this. Thought you might enjoy it like we did.
Hey there,
I figured youd get a kick out of this follow-up after youd been so
helpful in making sure I had picked out the right yarn and letting me know how many Knitted Knockers Id be able to make with them.
I made a pair for my mother, who recently had a double mastectomy. As you can imagine, shes still quite sensitive in the area where the surgery was performed, but she wanted to try these out.
I made them out of the Cascade Ultra Pima White Peach yarn and they feel absolutely amazing. They seem very realistic to the touch and the color is very skin-like.
I sent them off to my mother and she and everyone else have been
raving about them ever since. Apparently shes showing them to
everyone and they all think these things are a work of art. I let
them know that I cant take credit for the design and I just followed
step-by-step instructions, but I have to agree that theyre very
beautiful when theyre finished. Its fascinating how the little
triangle that they are as you make them turn into these beautiful
swirls when theyre filled.
She hasnt yet gone to get one of the special bras that are made for
inserts, but she managed to put them into her old bras and that
worked fine. My aunt also sent her a camisole that has some sort of
special pockets for breast inserts and that also works well. She says
they look great and they feel great.
Anyway, she loves them and we owe it all to you. Thank you for making it possible for her to have a positive experience in all of this.
Thank you for making knitted knockers for your Mom! knittedknockers.org

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Beautiful!!

Lovely!!!!

So Beautiful? Transformation can begin with small but meaningful steps. A patient had this to say after trying on a Knitted Knocker, "Can't believe something small like this can change my attitude and confidence like this?"

I can’t knit but I’d love to learn how to crochet these!!

Amazing talent!

Brilliant!💖

Beautiful. Years ago, I asked on Facebook if Someone could make me one with Wonder Woman colors. A Lovely Lady in London, UK made me 2 of them. I wear them every day.

My mom had her breast removed due to breast cancer, and she had one of those silicone ones. It was hot and uncomfortable. I wish these had been around when she needed one, but I'm glad that they're available for women who need them.

Amazing

This is so beautiful. I would really like a set of these. Wearing prosthesis are very hot and my chest breaks out. Can you send me some?

What an incredible gift

They are the absolute best...cannot say enough about the comfort. I have had a double mastectomy and these make life so much better.

This is why we enjoy knitting them!! Thanks Linda Gepper for sharing this post

Love the colors so pretty

I wear these every day! I love mine! I've had several prosthesis and they're super hot and heavy. If you are curious to try these.......don't hesitate. Game changer for breast cancer warriors!! ❤

If it wasn't for www.knittedknockersuk.com/ (and organisations like you), I wouldn't exist, I wouldn't be with my bosom buddy Pam and Pam wouldn't have me, knowing that I was made with love and TLC. We knockers are all works of art. In years to come, I foretell a vision of art galleries, throughout the world, filled with pictures of beautiful knockers and their bosom buddies with stories of how they have positively changed the lives of so many women; with donations going to knocker and breast cancer charities and even winning the Turner Prize 🙂

What yarn is used in this picture? Is it one of the accepted yarns? The text says Cascade Ultra Pima White Peach was usef. A Google search brings up solid colors. TIA

Love mine!

So grateful to have you helping so many🙏🤗

God bless these volunteers.

Thank you. Love mine.

Knockers are my go to knitting project. Always have one on the needles.

what is the stuffing..kindly let me know

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5 days ago

Knitted Knockers

Meet the “Made With Love” Group at Cynthia’s Corner Yarn Shop in Gainesville, Texas. Serving the Spanish speaking community and women of the great state of Texas! These knitters and crocheters began to meet several years ago to use their talents for good while enjoying each other's company. Initially, they made requested items for two senior living facilities and a family violence shelter. In 2016 knitted knockers entered the project list, along with giving afghans to victims of fires and tornadoes. This small group of women in a rural community began to have a big impact on their local area, and beyond. How small a group, and how small a community? Maybe ten members on a good day, in a town of 16,000.

2017 was a banner year for Made With Love. In November, they became state providers for Knitted Knockers. The following month they delivered 117 afghans to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Port Aransas, Texas. No one wondered what these women were doing in their spare time!

Since becoming state providers, the Made With Love group has provided knockers for more than one thousand women, primarily in Texas. Currently, they are helping Ohio as well. They have served the Hispanic community in Texas in Spanish and created the first translation of the care sheets into Spanish used by knittedknockers.org. What of their other projects? Those are ongoing. "Disaster afghans", stuffed animals for the family violence shelter, hats, mittens, washcloths for the homeless facility...whatever is needed, wherever it's needed, these women meet the challenge.

How has Covid changed this? The full group can now meet only on Zoom. Groups of two or three at a time can meet at the shop to work and visit. They have had to forego birthday meals and holiday gatherings. Instead of making meals for members who are ill, phone calls, Facetime, and Zoom have to suffice. Members who aren't able, or aren't comfortable to leave home are now making knockers and sending them to the shop. There are also half a dozen knitters in distant communities who make knockers and mail them in.

Texans are proud of being "good neighbors". To the women of Made With Love, anyone in need is a neighbor.

Thank you Made with Love for providing comfort and dignity to the women of Texas! knittedknockers.org
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Meet the “Made With Love” Group at Cynthia’s Corner Yarn Shop in Gainesville, Texas. Serving the Spanish speaking community and women of the great state of Texas! These knitters and crocheters began to meet several years ago to use their talents for good while enjoying each others company. Initially, they made requested items for two senior living facilities and a family violence shelter. In 2016 knitted knockers entered the project list, along with giving afghans to victims of fires and tornadoes. This small group of women in a rural community began to have a big impact on their local area, and beyond. How small a group, and how small a community? Maybe ten members on a good day, in a town of 16,000.

2017 was a banner year for Made With Love. In November, they became state providers for Knitted Knockers. The following month they delivered 117 afghans to victims of Hurricane Harvey in Port Aransas, Texas. No one wondered what these women were doing in their spare time!

Since becoming state providers, the Made With Love group has provided knockers for more than one thousand women, primarily in Texas. Currently, they are helping Ohio as well. They have served the Hispanic community in Texas in Spanish and created the first translation of the care sheets into Spanish used by knittedknockers.org.  What of their other projects? Those are ongoing. Disaster afghans, stuffed animals for the family violence shelter, hats, mittens, washcloths for the homeless facility...whatever is needed, wherever its needed, these women meet the challenge.

How has Covid changed this? The full group can now meet only on Zoom. Groups of two or three at a time can meet at the shop to work and visit. They have had to forego birthday meals and holiday gatherings. Instead of making meals for members who are ill, phone calls, Facetime, and Zoom have to suffice. Members who arent able, or arent comfortable to leave home are now making knockers and sending them to the shop. There are also half a dozen knitters in distant communities who make knockers and mail them in. 

Texans are proud of being good neighbors. To the women of Made With Love, anyone in need is a neighbor.

Thank you Made with Love for providing comfort and dignity to the women of Texas! knittedknockers.org

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Many thanks appreciate your work💕

Thank you!

Appreciate everyone of you!

Well done ladies!

Thank you all!!💕

Thanks ladies!👍❤️

You are all wonderful!

You ladies are the best. Thank you so much .you are a blessing to so many. God bless all of you

Thank You all so much!

You ladies totally ROCK..

Great name

Amazing women!

Thank you making Knitted Knockers😇😇😇

Thank you so much!!!

THANK YOU♡♡♡♡

Thank you for way you do!

I received my Knitted Knockers some years ago. I still love them. Thank you ladies and God bless you.

What would I do without you all?

Good job ladies

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