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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...

Meet the “Northern Nevada Knotty Knitters/Crocheters” serving the women of the great state of Nevada and beyond!

Northern Nevada Knotty Knitters/Crocheters started as a call from a colleague who saw the 2016 Dear Abby article. She mentioned a friend of hers would really love to try them. After a tour of the Knitted Knocker site, it was evident this was a very worthwhile donation of time and energy. Those first Knockers started our eventual amazing group.

From one knitter to two friends knitting and crocheting to three who secured our meeting place, Copper Cat Studio, to twelve and growing. We meet every first Tuesday (or will again) to stuff, sort and share, not only Knockers but cards and emails from recipients that lift us all and keep our hearts full. We are breast cancer survivors, family members, friends and artists who want to provide a little comfort for women.

Our member Leslie speaks for all of us and says, “I love that I can use one of my favorite activities, knitting, to make a positive difference in another woman’s life!”

We send orders to the whole state of Nevada, keep a local hospital cancer resource boutique stocked, and provide three clinics with baskets of literature and samples. A highlight of Spring and Fall is to bring Knitted Knockers to fundraisers in Reno by sponsoring tables at local events.

Knitted Knockers brings comfort to those who need them and joy to those who make them. We are grateful to be a part of this amazing organization.

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2 weeks ago

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Doesn't Everyone get Reconstructed after a Mastectomy? 72000 knockers given out in 2020 would say "no". ... See MoreSee Less

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One implant.. Lost the other to an abcess and Sepsis..horribly I'll...in hospital 7 days...

No. Insurance didn’t pay for it when I had cancer

So grateful for Knitted Knockers and those who share their time and talents.

Nope, single mastectomy 2 years ago, no reconstruction!

I'd say no. I also know of surgeon who reconstructs during the mastectomy and leaves on the nipple. Some though choose to stay flat.

i said no, but doctors seem not to accept so much. Thanks to knitted knockers (holland) for your wonderful work, this really helps us during painful after-surgery recovery and onwards

Received knitted knockers 8 years ago in England. I never went for reconstruction. I live in Italy now and brought them with me. They are still in good nick 😍

I had breast cancer and needed double mastectomies. I did NOT have reconstruction. I am very thankful for the gift of my set of Knitted Knockers. God bless you and all the volunteer knitters for the gift of love! I am grateful 💕

The ladies I know who had masectomies didn't have reconstruction.

I was 31 years old when I had my mastectomy and was unable to have reconstruction due to infections

I made a pair for friend who had double mastectomy and no reconstruction.

I didnt have reconstructive surgery. I was 50 and figured "the girls had a great run..."

I chose not to have a reconstruction I had my mastectomy at 50 x

I had mastectomy 2009 without reconstruction! Y'all are a god send!

Doesn't Everyone get Reconstructed after a Mastectomy? I didn't! happy!

Love my knockers! They were a true blessing while I was waiting for my reconstruction.

Watching in Durant, Oklahoma

I'm also in Washington.. Thank you for Sending me some ..😭💞🥰 I had tired reconstruction but my body rejected the expanders and I couldn't get reconstruction surgery

Not everyone can get reconstruction i had had radiation 20 yrs ago and could not do it so thank God for my knitted knockers love them

Love my knockers. Got them right before Christmas. Glad to use PayPal to make my donation. I’m in GA🥰

Hi Barb I can hear uou!

Not everyone who undergo mastectomy wish to undergo reconstruction.

I can hear and see you from Israel. Just started knitting Knockers for our local chapter

Love you, Crystal!

8 weeks out from reconstruction. My knitted knockers got me through the last year♥️

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3 weeks ago

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Wow! Way to go France Knitted Knockers!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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So awesome!

Very nice 🌷🌷🌷

Merci!!

Thank you all so much for helping us

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