Apple Yarns in Bellingham and the Tuesday / Thursday Knit Groups recently joined with Knitted Knockers to knit prosthetics for breast cancer survivors. These soft, comfortable knit knockers are provided free for the asking! Wearers tell us that they are so much more comfortable and wearable than traditional prosthetics. Not to mention that they are FREE!
I just finished my first knocker this week. I started out using double points, but quickly learned how easily the Cascade Ultra Pima Fine slips off the needles. About half way through I switched to a long cable needle and the Magic Loop method — so much more manageable — not to mention so much faster! So from now on I’ll skip the DPs!
My continuing goal is to produce a knitted knocker every other week. My immediate goal is to develop the written directions for making a knitted knocker using magic loop with Cascade Ultra Pima Fine yarn — love the colors!
Apple Yarns has put together a kit with everything you need (except the needles!) to knit knockers! You’ll love the cute bag. And they donate $4.00 to Knitted Knockers for every kit you purchase. And if that’s not enough, when you hand them a finished knocker (no stuffing needed), you get a 15% off coupon on your next in-store purchase!
My wonderful mother-in-law, Gladys Pauline McFarland (1900 – 1970) lost her battle with breast cancer without a whimper, a sigh or a regret. She fought with dignity and grace. In her honor, I knit knockers!