Knitted Knockers of Canada is an organization that we have talked about on the blog before, but it is one that we felt was very much worth a repeat mention. Knitted Knockers provides knitted prosthetic breasts to women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. And what’s more? These soft, comfortable, lightweight prosthesis are available for FREE to anyone who requests one.
And this is where you, the knitters come in!
Each Knitted Knocker takes only one skein of Cascade Ultra Pima. In fact, it is quite likely that you will get at least two, (maybe even three!) out of each skein. Now that’s a whole lot of good from just one skein of yarn! Ultra Pima is widely available in yarn shops across the country. Just be sure to ask the next time you are in!
So today’s free pattern is available by clicking on this link. And you guessed it… It’s a knitted knocker! If you prefer crochet over knitting, but still want to whip up a few, the Knitted Knockers of the USA have a pattern on their website, as well as patterns for knitting using the Magic Loop technique, as well as knitting back and forth on two needles.
Once you have knit a knocker (or two!), they can be sent, unstuffed, to the following address:
Knitted Knockers of Canada
115 Fiddlehead Cres.
Alternatively, there are several yarn shops across the country who have agreed to be drop-off points for those who find that option to be more convenient.
So gather together your knitting friends, fill a big mailing envelope with some knitted knockers and help make a difference!
Happy knocker knitting everyone!