A Knitted Knocker is a 100% cotton knitted/crochet prosthesis for breast cancer survivors who have had a mastectomy. They are offered FREE as an alternative product to the silicon prosthesis. Knitted Knockers SA researched all the different groups around the world and their patterns and decided that the Australian knitting pattern would work best in South Africa since our conditions are so similar.
Julie Weaver, who designed the knitted prosthesis to suit Australian women, especially those who are well endowed, kindly agreed to let Knitted Knockers SA use the pattern she designed which has a size range from A to G cup, we have added the larger sizes. Her pattern also has a built in “buttonhole” so that the filling can be removed for washing or changing.
Knitted Knockers should only be knit/crocheted from the softest, pure, natural cotton that has been dyed without the use of harsh chemicals. Other fibres can irritate the sensitive skin and scars and it has been found that most crochet unfortunately can also cause irritation as the crochet fabric is not smooth enough. With this in mind, Stephanie Davies has designed a crochet knocker pattern that has no ridges, making it smooth and comfortable to wear, and we now have crochet kits available too. 100% merino wool filling breathes and so is comfortable to wear in any weather.
Once you have knitted/crocheted the knockers, please label each one giving your name and the size you have made. There is also some space on the label in case you would like to send the recipient a personal message.
Please check the website www.knittedknockers.co.za or email email@example.com or contact us on 083 268 5856 / 016 349 2949 for an up to date list of where to send the Knitted Knockers you have made. You can also hand them in at your local CANSA office.
Hand wash in cool water. Dry flat. Store with a small piece of scented soap or a camphor block.
Kit contains 50g ColourSpun Pure Cotton yarn and 50g Pure Merino fill plus FREE instructions and label. Please note that colours may differ slightly from the original. Not included: 3.25 and 3.75 knitting needles or 4mm crochet hook