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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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Meet some of the wonderful volunteers changing lives...

Meet Knitted Knockers France and a very special member of their team. Wow! Real men can knit!

Back in August 2020, Knitted Knockers France put together 21 wonderful volunteer women from 10 different regions in France, who have been knitting, crocheting and helping in all possible ways to get to those Amazones who need us. I have felt lucky to have an active and sensitive group of women who are always ready not only to knit but to help in any way possible. I’ve never thought a man could possibly join us although I have read how much husbands of fighter women support them to go through their battle like my own hubby has done. Well about a month ago, Jayne Mannion our colleague from Charentes in France forwarded me an email from Thomas who was requesting to join our KKF team. I have to be honest I was very surprised and I must say than when I called Thomas to interview him before having him to join our group my surprise and admiration was even greater.

Thomas is French/German. He learnt how to knit when he was 12 years old at the school he was attending in Germany where all skills were to be learnt by boys and girls without any difference. When he sent me some pics about his knitting I just went WOW!!!! he does delicate and detailed knitting hardly made even by experienced knitter women. Not only he is a great knitter but a lovely man with a huge heart. After 25 years as Marketing Director for international festivals and theaters he had enough of show time and became a Shiatsu therapist. He helps people fighting against cancer alleviate the side effects of their treatments, so as soon as he heard about us he didn’t hesitate to join us. He has been fighting himself against an illness for 30 years so he knows how much people, no matter if they’re men or women, need support and comfort when going through fighting for life. When I asked Thomas why he wanted to join us, his answer was simple: ” being a man does not put you aside when talking about breast cancer. We owe our existence to mothers, we have sisters, cousins, wives and friends so we can not just ignore it. All the way around, I call men to join KK because only by knitting and receiving a big smile from an Amazone warrior you will feel like a hero”

Thomas who speaks four languages also helped us to translate the Bottom Up version into French making it easier for those who would like to join us to begin knitting in an easy way, men or women. He added a message to future knitter men: “don’t be shy, how many women have joined “men’s jobs”?! it’s time for us to join their world and show women we might also be capable to do what they do”.

As KKF leader I’m very proud to have Thomas in our team!

Mila

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6 days ago

Knitted Knockers

OMGoodness. I am howling after reading this! Laureen, our "Quality Queen" receives hundreds of knockers every week to stuff and distribute. This note came in one package of knockers: "After making two and a half pairs out of the new yarn, I was looking at the list of approved yarns and realized the new yarn was not on the list. So, I headed back to the craft store and found that, other than the original yarn I had used, she did not carry any of the yarns on the list. Misty place an order for Cascade Yarns, Ultra Pima. And now the wait.
When the yarn came in, my daughter, Amanda, went to pick it up for me. While at the shop, Amanda called me. A lady in the store wanted to know if I would sell her a pair of knockers. I explained that I did not sell them but would gladly give her a pair. No, no. She wanted to buy a pair as they were not for herself but for her husband!
Turns out, the lady was a stage 4 breast cancer survivor, and her husband wanted a pair to hang in his truck (like they do with fuzzy dice) as a tribute to her. I was able to give her a pair of knockers made out of the unapproved yarn.
Enclosed are 15 pairs of Ultra Pima, working on more."
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OMGoodness. I am howling after reading this! Laureen, our Quality Queen receives hundreds of knockers every week to stuff and distribute. This note came in one package of knockers: After making two and a half pairs out of the new yarn, I was looking at the list of approved yarns and realized the new yarn was not on the list. So, I headed back to the craft store and found that, other than the original yarn I had used, she did not carry any of the yarns on the list.  Misty place an order for Cascade Yarns, Ultra Pima. And now the wait.
When the yarn came in, my daughter, Amanda, went to pick it up for me. While at the shop, Amanda called me. A lady in the store wanted to know if I would sell her a pair of knockers. I explained that I did not sell them but would gladly give her a pair. No, no. She wanted to buy a pair as they were not for herself but for her husband!
Turns out, the lady was a stage 4 breast cancer survivor, and her husband wanted a pair to hang in his truck (like they do with fuzzy dice) as a tribute to her. I was able to give her a pair of knockers made out of the unapproved yarn.
Enclosed are 15 pairs of Ultra Pima, working on more.

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Thank you for sharing. Wish I lived closer.

What a perfect foil to truck "nuts"! 😂🤣

What a guy

That’s awesome!!!!

Love this!

Love it

❤️

Funny and very sweet!

Love, love, love this!!

Great, heartwarming story!! What a special husband he is!!

Fun!

Love it

That's a great story!! ❤️😊

I love this. He’s a keeper! 💜

I love this story!

Perfect! Love it!

Where can I find the crocheted pattern and the approved yarn list please? Oh and an address to ship them once I get them done?

Love it and love my knockers! How do I get another pair? Mine have been well loved.💜

Wendy Shepherd

Where do I find the list of approved yarns???

This is awesome! What a great hubby!!

This is so awesome!!!!!

What a great idea, made my day. Now, back to knitting more knockers

A very sweet story. I do love mine, just, do the a very 'big' ball-like belly (side effect of years of cancer treatments) - my Oncologist told me the side effects of my treatment will be permanent - I can not wear a bra. Therefore, hoping, someday a miracle happens and my body will start to 'shrink' to a more manageable size.💗🙏💗

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1 week ago

Knitted Knockers

Wow! Real men can knit! Back in August 2020, Knitted Knockers France put together 21 wonderful volunteer women from 10 different regions in France, who have been knitting, crocheting and helping in all possible ways to get to those Amazones who need us. I have felt lucky to have an active and sensitive group of women who are always ready not only to knit but to help in any way possible. I’ve never thought a man could possibly join us although I have read how much husbands of fighter women support them to go through their battle like my own hubby has done. Well about a month ago, Jayne Mannion our colleague from Charentes in France forwarded me an email from Thomas who was requesting to join our KKF team. I have to be honest I was very surprised and I must say than when I called Thomas to interview him before having him to join our group my surprise and admiration was even greater.

Thomas is French/German. He learnt how to knit when he was 12 years old at the school he was attending in Germany where all skills were to be learnt by boys and girls without any difference. When he sent me some pics about his knitting I just went WOW!!!! he does delicate and detailed knitting hardly made even by experienced knitter women. Not only he is a great knitter but a lovely man with a huge heart. After 25 years as Marketing Director for international festivals and theaters he had enough of show time and became a Shiatsu therapist. He helps people fighting against cancer alleviate the side effects of their treatments, so as soon as he heard about us he didn’t hesitate to join us. He has been fighting himself against an illness for 30 years so he knows how much people, no matter if they’re men or women, need support and comfort when going through fighting for life. When I asked Thomas why he wanted to join us, his answer was simple: ” being a man does not put you aside when talking about breast cancer. We owe our existence to mothers, we have sisters, cousins, wives and friends so we can not just ignore it. All the way around, I call men to join KK because only by knitting and receiving a big smile from an Amazone warrior you will feel like a hero”

Thomas who speaks four languages also helped us to translate the Bottom Up version into French making it easier for those who would like to join us to begin knitting in an easy way, men or women. He added a message to future knitter men: “don’t be shy, how many women have joined “men’s jobs”?! it’s time for us to join their world and show women we might also be capable to do what they do”.

As KKF leader I’m very proud to have Thomas in our team!

Mila
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Wow! Real men can knit!  Back in August 2020, Knitted Knockers France put together 21 wonderful volunteer women from 10 different regions in France, who have been knitting, crocheting and helping in all possible ways to get to those Amazones who need us. I have felt lucky to have an active and sensitive group of women who are always ready not only to knit but to help in any way possible. I’ve never thought a man could possibly join us although I have read how much husbands of fighter women support them to go through their battle like my own hubby has done. Well about a month ago, Jayne Mannion our colleague from Charentes in France forwarded me an email from Thomas who was requesting to join our KKF team. I have to be honest I was very surprised and I must say than when I called Thomas to interview him before having him to join our group my surprise and admiration was even greater.

Thomas is French/German. He learnt how to knit when he was 12 years old at the school he was attending in Germany where all skills were to be learnt by boys and girls without any difference. When he sent me some pics about his knitting I just went WOW!!!! he does delicate and detailed knitting hardly made even by experienced knitter women. Not only he is a great knitter but a lovely man with a huge heart. After 25 years as Marketing Director for international festivals and theaters he had enough of show time and became a Shiatsu therapist. He helps people fighting against cancer alleviate the side effects of their treatments, so as soon as he heard about us he didn’t hesitate to join us. He has been fighting himself against an illness for 30 years so he knows how much people, no matter if they’re men or women, need support and comfort when going through fighting for life. When I asked Thomas why he wanted to join us, his answer was simple: ” being a man does not put you aside when talking about breast cancer. We owe our existence to mothers, we have sisters, cousins, wives and friends so we can not just ignore it. All the way around, I call men to join KK because only by knitting and receiving a big smile from an Amazone warrior you will feel like a hero”

Thomas who speaks four languages also helped us to translate the Bottom Up version into French making it easier for those who would like to join us to begin knitting in an easy way, men or women. He added a message to future knitter men: “don’t be shy, how many women have joined “men’s jobs”?! it’s time for us to join their world and show women we might also be capable to do what they do”.

As KKF leader I’m very proud to have Thomas in our team!

Mila

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Love seeing other men who knit or crochet

Daniel E Young

Great job Thomas

Love it!

Thank you Thomas!

Wow absolutely beautiful..you're a handsome man with a fabulous heart ❤

We tried here, but didn’t get the knack for it. Great for you !

I've had my knitted knicker in the garden today..so much more comfy in this heat

Great story. Welcome to all including Thomas!

Knitting at one time was only done by men because it was consider a technical skill. It certainly is and happy to see that the art form is shared by all ❤.

Thank you! I Love my Knitted knocker!!!❤

That's great. Thank you.

That’s terrific

Love this! My Mom had a frirnd whose husband knit sweatrrs and socks and did a beautiful job

Thank you Thomas!

Is there a pattern In in NZ and several friends that knit a lot for sick babies and they are very keen to do this for breast cancer society New Zealand 🇳🇿

I absolutely love that !!! Can’t wait to see more men who knit!!

💙🤍❤

Thank you, Thomas!

I applaud Thomas👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Thank you Thomas

Wonderful !

Thanks to you all I’m terribly touched to be of any help I can

Thank you Thomas!

Awesome Thomas!

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