Knitted Knockers

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October 20, 2023

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2022 and had a double mastectomy in December. For various reasons I opted to not have reconstruction surgery but wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I really hadn’t heard good things about the silicone prosthetics and anything I found made out of fabric just looked horribly unnatural. One day I was googling to see what other options were and I came upon your website. I requested a pair in May 2023 and got them shortly after that. I LOVE them. They are so comfortable and look natural! I appreciate the work you are doing so much

– SF from Oregon
September 7, 2023

My mother was a long term survivor of breast cancer. She died a few years ago in her late 90s. I wish we had knitted knockers for her. It wasn’t until after I retired 5 years ago that I decided to take up knitting again. I found your website and I started knitting knockers. I loved it your pattern is so easy to follow it was a blessing. I didn’t meet recipients of the knockers I made but I knew they we appreciated. Last year I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer myself and my thoughts were that I could make my own knockers in whatever size or color I wanted:)
I found a wonderful group of ladies in my town who get together to make items for local hospitals and nursing homes. They were so excited that I made knitted knockers because they didn’t have anyone in the group who made them. Soon the orders started coming in from the hospitals. It was a blessing.
Recently I developed arthritis in a finger which made knitting very painful. With that and the cancer treatments I thought I might take a break from knitting for awhile. God however had other ideas. I had one knocker that just need to be finished. So I took it with my to an appointment. Sitting in the waiting room next to me was a lady and her husband. They watched me for a while and finally asked me what I was doing. I gave them my knitted knocker spiel. They sat there while I finished the last knocker. Then the wife told me she had a mastectomy 3 months ago and would love a knitted knocker. The husband asked if he could buy one. I told him no they were not for sale. He said please I will pay you anything. I explained he couldn’t buy one but it would be my pleasure to give her one. It turns out the one I just finished was her size and matched her skin tone perfectly. I gave it to her and she ran to the bathroom. A few minutes late she came out head held high, chest out, with tears running down her face. Her husband grabbed my hand and said I must have been sent from God. Well God got his point across and I promised him no matter what I got I would keep on knitting. After all knitting knitter knockers is my blessing.
CW from Raleigh NC

September 1, 2023

Honestly, I was skeptical, but gave them a try. I love them. They are one of the few that are big enough, but not too heavy. They fit in my sports bras and I don’t feel lopsided (I’m flat on one side). Love.

– Jeanne
August 30, 2023

Hi my name is Gina B and I live in Georgia, I am a 2 year breast cancer survivor, I was getting ready for work as usual when all of sudden my prosthetic burst inside of my bra. I was so upset and I started to scramble around the house looking for the clinic number. I started crying ’cause I didn’t know what I was going to do. I had a meltdown. As I proceed to go to work I felt so uncomfortable and insecure. Well I spoke with my Director and we talked and I told her that I was having a bad day and had a meltdown. She cried along side of me and she reached out to America Cancer Society and a personal friend whom told her about Knitted Knockers. First let me tell you today I was surprised when my Director called me into her office and gave me a small gift and when I looked inside and read the flyer and then the card. I never heard of Knitted Knockers, but today I received my first one and I love it. It’s soft and it feels like nothing is there. I cried today with tears of Joy. You just don’t know how this made me feel. I really look like a new woman. I wanted to thank you so much.

– Gina B
August 10, 2023

Breast cancer is a difficult journey. For me knitted knocker has been a god send. I had a single mastectomy and am a DDD. Not only is that a near to impossible size to find a prosthetic, they weighed a ton. My knitted knocker is lightweight and waterproof. It is also so soft , I was able to wear it soon after my surgery.

Thank you for making the terrible more bearable.
Much Love,
Sam

August 9, 2023

I remember knitted knockers were the first thing offered to me before I went home after my mastectomy. I remember the pretty colors and softness. It was a step forward to feeling normal again. Thank you for what you do. I love how you can adjust the size by taking out or adding in more stuffing. Great feature.

August 9, 2023

After my breast surgeon mentioned Knitted Knockers while waiting for my incision to heal up, I received a sample pair from Sherry. It was light, soft and very comfortable which also conformed well in my sports bra. Immediately I felt less self conscious about missing a breast. When I finally received the silicone prosthetic, it felt heavy, hot and uncomfortable; I use it only once and left it on my closet shelf. I love your knitted knockers. Thank you very much for helping women feel better.

– Elly
July 12, 2023

I would like to say it only took a few days and they fit perfectly thanks so much.

– Pearlie
June 27, 2023

Today I sit here and think on how many prosthetics / inserts I’ve tried in a year and nothing felt natural. I’m 48 and had a double mastectomy and I now have huge craters in my chest and nothing fits like it should. A friend told me about you all and I am now wearing my knitted knockers and I feel like myself (like a woman) again. Thank you for sharing your talent and making life whole again for me and for others.

– Missy Taylor
June 24, 2023

Thank you, Barbara for using your skill to make me my knockers, you do incredible work for all ladies that are surviving breast cancer, as I myself am 10 years in remission, I now am able to walk tall in my T shirts without layers of clothing to cover my body in this weather and heat it’s a relief. I am about to go swimming for the first time in 10 years, to self-conscious to put myself out there.
So, to sum up, I couldn’t do it without you, thank you so much.🥰🥰

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