Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prostheses for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prostheses are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty, and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets, and they can’t be worn for many weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers, however, are soft, comfortable, beautiful, and when placed in a regular bra - they take the shape and feel of a real breast. Knitted Knockers can be adjusted to fill a gap for uneven breasts, and they are easily adapted for those going through reconstruction by simply removing some of the stuffing.
How can YOU help?
You can knit some knockers using Skacel’s HiKoo® CoBaSi DK! CoBaSi DK (which stands for COtton, BAmboo, SIlk) is a DK weight, soft, washable blend that comes in great colors! One hank of CoBaSi DK will make a pair of size C knockers. Barb says she gets the most requests for “nude” and pastel color breast pairs, and most requests are for sizes B and C. Knockers can be shipped with no stuffing to minimize shipping costs.
Please send completed knockers to:
Knitted Knockers, 1780 Iowa St., Bellingham, WA 98229
1 set 6” double point needles, size US 5 or 6.
HiKoo® Cobasi DK one skein (nude or pastel colors preferred)