Knitted Knockers

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 prostheses for women who have had breast cancer and undergone mastectomy or lumpectomy. Traditional breast prosthetics can be hot, heavy and sticky. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast. They are adjustable, washable and can even be worn while swimming. 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

Our experience bringing Knitted Knockers to the women of Rwanda. This simple breast prosthetic solution continues to spread around the world. "JUST GO! When opportunity calls... you never know what doors will open."

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Meet some of the wonderful volunteers changing lives...

Meet Mee, Making a difference throughout the world from New York City!

My journey with Knitted Knockers started as a birthday gift to myself in 2017.  As I looked for the yarn at my LYS in NYC, Knitty City, I learned the founder of Knitted Knockers had recently spoken there.  I felt this was Kismet.  In the beginning, I brought all the yarn and tools from Knitty City and gave them the knockers until April, 2018 when they asked to me stop delivering them knockers because they had too many.

Hearing this request totally shocked me and it was then I decided to ship them to the Bellingham office.  At this time I sent an email to learn what cup sizes were needed – Christel nicely responded A and B cups would be appreciated.  These were sent for the next 3 years until November 2021 when the need changed to D, E and F cups.  What a surprise it was to see my knocker count at 1,000 on 2/5/22 – 4-1/2 years since the starting date.

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Knitted Knockers

Connecting volunteer knitters with breast cancer survivors to offer free knitted knockers, (soft, comfortable, knit prosthetics made by volunteers).

Who is in for helping us help the women of Ghana?
Dear Barbs,
Greetings from Ghana! I hope this letter finds you in good health. Thanks again for your generous support. Your donation of knitted breast prostheses has made a significant impact on the lives of women in Ghana who have undergone mastectomies. The prostheses you provided have not only restored the physical appearance of these women but also boosted their confidence, and self-esteem and increased adherence to treatment as some refuse the mastectomy due to their inability to afford prostheses. Your kindness has given them a renewed sense of hope and empowerment. We have witnessed firsthand the positive impact your donation has had on their lives, and we are immensely grateful! As we continue our mission to support women who have undergone mastectomies, we find ourselves in need of more knitted breast prostheses to meet the growing demand. 
We humbly request your continued support in providing additional prostheses to help us reach more women. We hope that you will consider assisting us further in our mission. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of women in Ghana.

If you want to help we are sending 500 knockers off to Ghana.  Mail your unstuffed knockers made of approved yarn to Knitted Knockers Support Foundation, 1405 Fraser St. #F103., Bellingham, WA 98229. If they dont make it in time for this shipment they will be used for the next one.  Pairs of dark brown of all sizes would be  welcome. Last time the 700 we sent were stuffed and provided to 11 hospitals in Ghana. knittedknockers.orgImage attachment

Who is in for helping us help the women of Ghana?
"Dear Barbs,
Greetings from Ghana! I hope this letter finds you in good health. Thanks again for your generous support. Your donation of knitted breast prostheses has made a significant impact on the lives of women in Ghana who have undergone mastectomies. The prostheses you provided have not only restored the physical appearance of these women but also boosted their confidence, and self-esteem and increased adherence to treatment as some refuse the mastectomy due to their inability to afford prostheses. Your kindness has given them a renewed sense of hope and empowerment. We have witnessed firsthand the positive impact your donation has had on their lives, and we are immensely grateful! As we continue our mission to support women who have undergone mastectomies, we find ourselves in need of more knitted breast prostheses to meet the growing demand.
We humbly request your continued support in providing additional prostheses to help us reach more women. We hope that you will consider assisting us further in our mission. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of women in Ghana."

If you want to help we are sending 500 knockers off to Ghana. Mail your unstuffed knockers made of approved yarn to Knitted Knockers Support Foundation, 1405 Fraser St. #F103., Bellingham, WA 98229. If they don't make it in time for this shipment they will be used for the next one. Pairs of dark brown of all sizes would be welcome. Last time the 700 we sent were stuffed and provided to 11 hospitals in Ghana. knittedknockers.org
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2 weeks ago

6 CommentsComment on Facebook

I am so emotionally moved by the impact on the women in Ghana & all women around the world. KKs have given so much hope to peace for women. Love is the total mission whether you make & give or receive this amazing gift. I am over the moon that how this simple idea has brought so much joy - hope this concept could reach all the people that have so much hate & think killing & money will bring them power that is so empty. Cancer does have a silver lining. Stay positive & love everyone. PEACE

I have many pairs of knockers from another dist who has had to step away. Many of these she was going to take to Africa, but then Covid and the trip never came about. There are darks, brights and pastels and of course light neutral. Many are already stuffed. Can you take stuffed ones?

While I am not a knitter, just curious if the yarn needs to be a certain type due to the hitter weather on the African continent?

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Ever wondered what happens to all those knockers you send to us for distribution?  Some of those go to support women around the world who dont have access to breast prostheses.  This beautiful group asked us for help to supplement what they send to Eleuthera and because of you we were able to help out.

My church is planning a mission trip to Eleuthera in May. As you probably know these women have the highest prevalence of the Brac gene in the world. Many women have surgery with no reconstructive surgery to follow. We made a trip before Covid and took Knockers. The women loved our gift of Knitted Knockers. We have lost several of our knitters, so we need some help. We have plenty of smaller sizes but not these larger ones.

Thank you St. Mark United Methodist Church volunteers for serving the women of Eleuthera and allowing us to be a part of this mission.

Keep sending those knockers to knittedknockers.org and make a real difference with your time and talents.

Ever wondered what happens to all those knockers you send to us for distribution? Some of those go to support women around the world who don't have access to breast prostheses. This beautiful group asked us for help to supplement what they send to Eleuthera and because of you we were able to help out.

"My church is planning a mission trip to Eleuthera in May. As you probably know these women have the highest prevalence of the Brac gene in the world. Many women have surgery with no reconstructive surgery to follow. We made a trip before Covid and took Knockers. The women loved our gift of Knitted Knockers. We have lost several of our knitters, so we need some help. We have plenty of smaller sizes but not these larger ones."

Thank you St. Mark United Methodist Church volunteers for serving the women of Eleuthera and allowing us to be a part of this mission.

Keep sending those knockers to knittedknockers.org and make a real difference with your time and talents.
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2 weeks ago

19 CommentsComment on Facebook

Thank you all for your kindness for making the knockers!. I have a pair, I use one and I have the spare. Here I am with the sax player from the John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band (Michael "Tunes" Antunes). His daughter had breast cancer. I noticed that the vest he wore had the pink awareness ribbon on it so I had to share.

You said smaller sizes now so what sizes are needed please?

What sizes are needed?

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