Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prostheses for women who have had breast cancer and undergone mastectomy or lumpectomy. Traditional breast prosthetics can be hot, heavy, and sticky. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers are soft, comfortable, and beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast. They are adjustable, and washable, and can even be worn while swimming. Our special volunteer knitters provide these FREE to those requesting them. In this 90-minute workshop, we'll help you level up your knitting skills by demonstrating introductory increases, decreases, and working with double-pointed needles (DPNs). Our goal is to have you leave with the confidence to independently tackle Knitted Knockers, but if you need additional project support, you can always come back again for Quick Help or in a Bring Your Own Project class!
Cancellation Policy: For all workshops, please communicate with instructors at firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of the date if you’re unable to attend or call the store. Please note that class workshops are non-refundable.
- Dates: Please select the date/time from the drop-down above. If you see a workshop of interest but have a scheduling conflict, we can work that topic into a BYOP as well - we have lots of flexibility in this class. Simply select BYOP in the drop down window and email email@example.com to schedule.
- Skill Level: Beginner
- Prerequisites: Knit, purl, familiarity with knitting in the round
- Yarn + Class Materials: Cascade Ultra Pima and US Size 5 DPNs - this yarn is a required yarn approved by Knitted Knockers. We have also created these Knitted Knockers Skin Tones and Pinks kits. (Note: While you’re encouraged to bring your own needles/notions, we request that yarn used in classes be purchased at MFY.)
- Cost: $25 + materials