Barb Demorest came to speak to our textile guild meeting yesterday about Knitted Knockers and her amazing journey in promoting this non-profit venture. Their website is www.knittedknockers.org, for patterns and more information. Yes, I've already downloaded the crocheter's version and will be starting to make a set soon.
Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t 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. Our special volunteer knitters provide these free to those requesting them. Knitted knockers can be adjusted to fill the gap for breasts that are uneven and easily adapted for those going through reconstruction by simply removing some of the stuffing.