Yarn Nomads has adopted “Knitted Knockers” for our charity yarn crafting initiative.
"Knitted knockers" are an alternative for breast cancer survivors who have had mastectomies or lumpectomies with radiation. Knitted knockers are a soft, comfortable, light alternative to traditional breast prosthesis. They can be worn with most regular bras and can be worn shortly after surgery. They are made by volunteers, and are adjustable for those going through reconstruction.
Yarn Nomads will be hosting events to make “knockers” the fourth Tuesday of the month (July 26), 7pm - 9 pm. Participants are asked to bring soft, non-wool sport or dk-weight yarn. Yarn Nomads will provide fiberfill and knitting help. Knitted knockers patterns may be found on Ravelry and other websites.
Knitted Knockers have been available since 2007 and are currently provided by non-profit groups around the world. They have been endorsed by breast oncologists and surgeons, as well as patient advocacy groups. For more information on Knitted Knockers, see www.knittedknockers.org, www.knittedknockersusa.com, www.knittedknockersuk.com.