Knitted Knocker Kits have everything you need to make safe and comfortable to wear Knitted Knockers.
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 because other fibres can irritate the sensitive skin and scars. 100% merino wool filling breathes and so is comfortable to wear in any weather.
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.
Once you have knit/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 email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 083 268 5856 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 or machine wash using the wool or delicate cycle Do not use bleach. Dry items flat, out of direct sunlight and ease into shape if necessary. Store with a little scented soap or camphor wood blocks.
- Knitted Knocker Kits contain 50g ColourSpun Pure Cotton DK yarn, 50g Pure Merino fill plus instructions and label.
- Crochet Knocker Kits contain 50g ColourSpun Pure Cotton Sock yarn, 50g Pure Merino fill plus instructions and label.
Not included: 3.25 and 3.75 knitting needles or 4mm crochet hook
We hand-dye, air-dry and handball all the yarn for the Knitted Knockers Kits. Please allow two weeks for production before shipping – the quality is worth the wait.
International orders may incur import duties and/or tax and clearing fees. The recipient of the shipment is liable for all such fees. *Orders to the USA under 800usd and AUS under 1000aud typically incur no customs duties.
Please note: each item is made by hand, so your item may differ slightly from the image.
This is an official yarn kit for Knitted Knockers South Africa.
Because you chose Knitted Knocker Kits we have added links below to a few more projects you may like
- Basic Cotton Chemo Cap Instructions
- Stitch and Row Markers
- Soft Chunky Cotton Chemo Cap Instructions