KnittedKnockers.org is a US-based website which connects volunteer knitters with breast cancer survivors all around the world to offer free ‘knitted knockers’ to any woman who wants them.
The Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prostheses for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. They are soft and comfortable and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast. 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.
Here’s a short video about how it all started…
On the website women can request a knocker in the size and colour they want. The website also provides patterns to knit or crochet knockers.
You can explore the Testimonials page to see how knitted knockers have affected others or look up the Knitter Registry/Directory to find your closest knitter.
We’ve pasted the Ireland info from the Registry below:
Knitted Knockers Ireland
Contact Name: Anne Cooke
Address: 31 Grangemore Drive, Dublin, Donaghmede, Ireland
Phone: 087 1673220
Knitted Knockers Ireland was set up in May 2015 by Linda Burgess and Ann Cooke and is based in Donaghmede, Dublin, where we meet regularly in Donaghmede Public Library. Free Knitted Knockers are available by post or through many shops and cancer support centres around the country that always have a stock on hand in a variety of sizes and colours. Please check our Facebook page for details of where they are available or contact us directly to have them posted to you. Ann & Linda
Facebook – www.facebook.com/KnittedKnockersIreland/
Knitted Knockers for Northern Ireland
Contact Name: Joanne Harris
Address: 16 Gracefield Lodge, Dollingstown, County Armagh, Craigavon, Armagh, Ireland BT667UA
Providing free knitted knockers in Northern Ireland and the UK. To order free breast forms email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knitted Knockers are Physician Approved and the FAQs page also has a lot of further information if you have any questions.
When my parcel arrived it made me cry. 2 beautiful, pretty ‘knockers’ arrived in a pretty bag with a lovely message of hope and love. (1 for normal wear and 1 for swimming in)
My only regret is I wasn’t more adventurous when I selected the colour and pattern!