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Knitted Knockers Create Comfort for Breast Cancer Survivors

 

11011240_1595335677415485_5475084078222941878_nIf you are a knitter then this group could use your help in keeping up with all the requests for Knitted Knockers! The Canadian website has patterns and video tutorials to learn to knit a Knocker.

Knitted Knockers AB is a grassroots organization connected to other Knitted Knocker Groups across Canada and in the U.S. We’re a group of volunteer knitters who provide free knitted breast prostheses to women who’ve had mastectomies. To receive a knocker email knittedknockersab@gmail.com.

Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. These soft comfortable lightweight prosthesis are available for FREE. They are knit with love by our wonderful volunteers. Some women find traditional breast prosthetics too expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. Also traditional prosthesis often cannot 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. Knitted knockers can also be used to fill the gap for breasts that are uneven and easily adapted for those going through reconstruction by simply removing some of the stuffing. Some women prefer to weight their knocker with a pebble to keep them in place. The knitted knocker can also be used in your prosthetic bra or camisole as a lightweight choice.

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