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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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1 week ago

Knitted Knockers

Shout out to caring Health Care Providers! Got this from a Certified Patient Navigator for an Oncologist: Thank you so very much! These have definitely become the preferred prothesis that I give ladies. They are so soft and light weight, so easy to wear and feel normal again. Thank you so very, very much!!!!I hope that you can convey to all those knitting away, how much we love what they do and are so very grateful! Response to reorder: I wasn’t sure who to reach out to, but I really need to get some more knitted knockers for our breast cancer mastectomy patients.Can you help me with that?I just gave out about my last one today to a sweet lady.I really look forward to talking with you and getting more in as soon as possible.

If you want to help us support a medical clinic register with us as a knitter at knittedknockers.org and say you want to help provide to a clinic near you. You don’t have to be a knitter or crocheter or even be a group. If you can stuff knockers we can send them to you for stuffing and the print materials. We have over 700 clinics looking for support locally!
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Shout out to caring Health Care Providers! Got this from a Certified Patient Navigator for an Oncologist: Thank you so very much! These have definitely become the preferred prothesis that I give ladies. They are so soft and light weight, so easy to wear and feel normal again. Thank you so very, very much!!!!I hope that you can convey to all those knitting away, how much we love what they do and are so very grateful! Response to reorder: I wasn’t sure who to reach out to, but I really need to get some more knitted knockers for our breast cancer mastectomy patients.Can you help me with that?I just gave out about my last one today to a sweet lady.I really look forward to talking with you and getting more in as soon as possible. 

If you want to help us support a medical clinic register with us as a knitter at knittedknockers.org and say you want to help provide to a clinic near you.  You dont have to be a knitter or crocheter or even be a group. If you can stuff knockers we can send them to you for stuffing and the print materials. We have over 700 clinics looking for support locally!

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I received a pair a few weeks ago and enjoy wearing it.

In June I mailed off 37 knockers in different sizes. Received thank you post card stating that they have been able to give away 10,000 a month during covid. Oh wow! My little contribution looks and feels so small. Better get back to knitting!

I've had the expensive prosthesis and these. The knitted knockers are all I wear. These are easy to slip into your pre-mastectomy bras and aren't near as heavy. Many thanks to all the volunteers. ❣❣

i love mine

I knit them

Such an amazing group! And, it’s good to see Dr K!

Yay for Knitted Knockers and Dr K and Barb Demorest! I worked for him for many years 😃 that’s me in the photo too!

I got my first knitted knocker about a year after my mastectomy. What a relief it was to get rid of that heavy gel filled prosthetic. They fit in a mastectomy bra beautifully and you can pin them in your bathing suit. Just make sure you pin them if you’re going to wear them in the water or else they will float up and away from you, LOL. Thank you to all the wonderful people who make these and donate them although it’s much appreciated if you send a donation for the materials.

Ok, but not all women are pink. Can we get some other colors in that promo shot?

The knitted knockers do come in many different colors!

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2 weeks ago

Knitted Knockers

And this is why we do what we do! Dear xxxx,

I could cry right now. The Knitted Knockers are amazing! I found out on Christmas Eve that I had breast cancer, and had a double mastectomy on Feb. 22nd. Because my body didn’t like the implants, I had a second surgery in March. Then my body didn’t like the expanders, which turned into an emergency surgery on Apr. 22nd. Now I am cancer free and I was feeling the freedom of not wearing a bra due to a very flat chest🙂 But then when I started wearing my clothes, I found that almost none of them fit. So, the next choice was to get fitted for prosthetics. I was pretty excited until I tried wearing them. It was awful and so depressing.
A friend told me about the knitted knockers, so I checked it out online. Omgoodness, it was so easy to order, and I received them a short while later. I started crying when I put them in my bra. They are so comfortable! I wore a beautiful top to church last Sunday and it fit perfectly because of the gift you made for me. Thank you a million times!!
My only problem now is that I have 2 prosthetics that are valued at $625…. thank goodness ins. covered the cost….and am not going to ever use them! 😊
I will be making a donation so that you will keep this ministry going for so many other women that are going through their cancer journey.

With gratitude, a happy recipient of knitted knockers.
knittedknockers.org
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This is exactly why I make them.

Beautiful sentiment!!!!

Thank you! I wear one every day. 🥰

I have them. So much better for me.

A story with a happy ending. I had a single and opted for no reconstruction. I’ve worn my knitted knockers for 4 years now. I love to pull it out and surprise people when I tell them my story. You have to have a good sense of humor😁💖

I absolutely love my knitted knockers!!!!

Thankyou to all they are so comfy blessings from NZ 🥰🤗

I have been wearing them for 4 and a half years. My prosthetic ones were worn once. Yes thank God insurance covered them

I’m always happy to share knitted Knockers as THE option when reconstruction is not their choice. So many wonderful stories! Thx for sharing. 💕

I love mine !!😍

I couldn’t wear my prosthetic it was very uncomfortable the knitted knockers are a godsend

This is amazing, I also received the knitted knockers. But after having so many surgeries after the double mastectomy because of the implants also. The dr cut something and left me with severe nerve damage so I can’t wear a bra. It’s such a horrible feeling😞 But so glad you got a happy ending. The people that do the knitted knockers are amazing 💗

Maybe donate your prosthetic to a charity , just a thought xx

I also love my knitted knockers…♥

I bet you are a “knitted knockout“ 🤩😍

Wow, good encouragement to get knitting again!

This could be my story except I didn’t have reconstruction. Some of those foobs were awful. I go flat but my stomach pokes out like I’m pregnant,I’d just like tops with ruffles,can’t find any and I can’t sew 🤷🏻‍♀️

The only time I cried after having a mastectomy was when I got my first knitted knocker. Like you, I had his prosthetic which was heavy and hot and had to be put in a box every single night so if you traveled you had to take that box with you. These knitted knockers are absolutely amazing! The one thing I did learn though was if you’re swimming and you put them in a bathing suit you have to pin them top and bottom. The first time I wore one I didn’t and there it was floating about 2 feet away from me, LOL😅 thank you to all the wonderful people that need these in supply them free of charge. I sent a donation when I got mine and it was worth 10 times that much! 😃

After I healed from what I call my double boobectomy and radiation I looked online at my options and since my operation had left me sort of concave it didn't look like anything I saw online would actually work for me I kind of felt like a freak and how would I ever feel good about myself again, until I saw an advertisement for knitted knockers I have and wearing mine ever since and actually feel beautiful again. God bless you and each and every person who knits or stuffs or ships these. I have knitted knockers as my contribution place every time I order from Amazon they donate a percentage to knitted knockers. You all are amazing

So glad you like KK!! I’m one of the volunteers that make them and it’s wonderful to hear the positive feedback!! Best wishes to you!💕

These are a BLESSING, I've had 2 pair in 6 years.THANK YOU!!!

They are the best. God bless them all.

This is another reason why I volunteer to knit knockers!!!

I am also a volunteer for the Knitted Knockers, only I crochet the ones I make. So glad to hear such positive stories. Sending my love and best wishes to all of you.

One of so many reasons why I make a commitment to "crochet ' knockers!!

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3 weeks ago

Knitted Knockers

Meet Jacquie and her wonderful group from Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya. They had their first ever training session on how to make knockers for the women of their countries. There are now 35 International countries represented at knittedknockers.org! You can find them on the International Directory. See MoreSee Less

Meet Jacquie and her wonderful group from Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya. They had their first ever training session on how to make knockers for the women of their countries. There are now 35 International countries represented at knittedknockers.org! You can find them on the International Directory.

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Thank you for what you do. Great cause

Thank you !!! One of my twins is getting married in August and I'm excited to have my knitted knocker as it is so much more comfortable, lighter and cooler then my prosthesis!!

Where there are women, there is breast cancer. Wonderful to see this post!

Thank you ladies. <3

I would not know what to do without my knitted knockers. These ladies are a Godsend. Thank you so much.

This is beautiful! Thank you for using your gift to help others❤️

Thank you ladies for what you do. Love Knitted Knockers !

There's a lady in the UK who appeared on an episode of Curvy Brides who brought her knitted knockers with her to a fitting for her vow renewal dress – said that she and her friends get together to make them <3 Lovely!

Happy to see so many eager ladies

Thanks for everything you do!!

Thank you for helping these ladies by making these knit knockers.

Thank you all for knitting for those in need. I'd love to meet you some day!

Bravo pour l'initiative Que Dieu vous bénisse 😘

May God abundantly bless each and everyone of them!

What a room of beautiful women working together to help sisters in Kenya.

Are you ladies crocheting mostly or are some of you knitting as well. God bless you for your work of the heart ♥️

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4 weeks ago

Knitted Knockers

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Love the Knitted Knockers community

Awesome

Thank you everyone ❤ All you are a blessing that words can not express! Thank you again 😍

Nice going!

I Love my Knitted knocker!❤

I’m so grateful every day when I stuff one in my bra.❤️

Thank you so much Linda Prout and the Ladies of the knockers in Connecticut!

I need some… I had DMX in March and I don't like the lifelike prostetics. I have a pair that are heavy and uncomfortable…

Mary: the knitteK's are light and so much better then Pros. When I told my surgeon that The prost. was hurting me she suggested the knockers. Glad she did. Although They are free I sent a donation to help them keep up the great work.

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1 month ago

Knitted Knockers

Wow, love those "Youth"! Just got this from our youth leader, Aditi. "Hi Barb, I hope you are well! I just wanted to let you know that the knockers from my school have been collected, and I will be sending 30 unstuffed knockers to you! All our club members worked really hard the entire year, and we hope they come in handy!"

If you want to join the group of young people helping with knockers contact Aditi at youthforknittedknockers@gmail.com and she will get you connected. We are sending out over 10,000 knockers per month so your help is really appreciated!
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Wow, love those Youth! Just got this from our youth leader, Aditi. Hi Barb,  I hope you are well! I just wanted to let you know that the knockers from my school have been collected, and I will be sending 30 unstuffed knockers to you! All our club members worked really hard the entire year, and we hope they come in handy!

If you want to join the group of young people helping with knockers contact Aditi at youthforknittedknockers@gmail.com and she will get you connected. We are sending out over 10,000 knockers per month so your help is really appreciated!

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Just about a week ago I mailed off 37 knockers in different sizes. Just so happy to be able to help those who are in need.

Thank you so much!

So beautiful what an amazing group of young people

Great job

Beautiful knitting ❤️

Thank you for all you do!!

Great going young champs, such a lovely gesture 😘😘😘

This post made my day. 💕💕💕

Yo quiero una?¡!

Dear Aditi, What a fantabulous job, so impressed, I will be in touch with you🙌🙌 Congratulations.

Nicely done, kids!

So proud of you!

Nice work, I know a lot of women will be so happy to receive them!

Wonderful work Aditi

Thank you so much for all your support!! 💕

Love u aditi..keep soaring high.. 👍🏻

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2 months ago

Knitted Knockers

Such a great mother daughter team. They are still making knockers. Mom crocheting and daughter knitting. Bunny is the star of our crochet tutorial at knittedknockers.org and she is a hoot! See MoreSee Less

Such a great mother daughter team. They are still making knockers. Mom crocheting and daughter knitting. Bunny is the star of our crochet tutorial at knittedknockers.org and she is a hoot!Image attachment

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I cannot thank you enough for these.

Thank you for all you do

Well done ladies.

Qué padre yo quisiera una….están hermosas

Thank you both, you are a blessing! 💕

Way to go Becky and Mom!

Becky and Bunny..you 2 are awesome!

Words can not express the joy you ladies bring us. We are extremely blessed to have you all. Thank you so much and may God continue blessing us with all of you. 😭 Tears of JOY❤💪🎀

Love my knockers

Do people ever get just one or a half of one for a biopsy? I am lopsided.

Thank you so much!

As a breast cancer survivor who was lucky to have a knitted knocker when I needed it. Thank y’all so much. ❤️

I LOVE my Knitted Knocker!!!!( yes I only needed one) Love it!!!! Thank you!!❤

Thank you

Remarkable

Fantastic

Thank you 🙏🏻

I am so grateful for this organization ❤

Continued blessings, for touching so many women’s lives! ❤️❤️

Wonderful people!! I received mine 3+ years and they are still doing great! Thanks

I love mine need to get a new set one of these day’s thank you so much for what you do❤️💯

God bless you both! As a breast cancer survivor who owns a knitted knocker I can say it makes a difference and helps me feel comfortable and confident. Thanks for all you’re doing ❤️

I too am a cancer survivor, I love my knitted knockers works great with my bathing suit. 🩱💕

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