Volunteer Spirit: Knitted Knockers

WEST KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- It is breast cancer awareness month and even though Sue Klipsch doesn't know anyone who has been diagnosed with the disease, she still wants to help.

She makes Knitted Knockers. They are a knit form of a breast prosthesis.

She has made around 200, in all sizes (cups) and colors. She even makes them for vol fans and in colors to match your clothing.

Sue donates them to her salon the Orange Curl where they pass them out to women who need them.

She also gives them to the Susan G, Komen affiliate in Knoxville.

Jane Brannon the executive director, is a survivor. She says they can use more of the knitted knockers.

Brannon says they work well for many women who cannot afford the prosthesis and those who just find them uncomfortable.

If you know how to knit or crochet and want to learn how to make the knitted knockers, give Jane Brannon a call at the Susan G. Komen office in Knoxville. Thgey want to start up a group!

Susan G. Komen/Knoxville

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  • by llindy Location: knoxville on Oct 24, 2011 at 03:44 AM
    This is a great idea. Nice to know our knitted projects are actually worn. Wish you would give pattern for knitting and crochet with a list of your most suitable yarns available in the Knoxville area. I knit every day and belong to 2 established knit groups. While all of us do not go to every meeting, our members would make some knockers for one of our service projects. Looked up pattern and found one call tit bits at http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTbits.html. Am going to knit one for my mother tomorrow and see what she says. Because of my busy schedule, I would not be able to meet regularly with another group, but would donate. Where would the Komen Group like donations to be delivered (as in mailed)??
  • by Barb Location: Bellingham, wa on Oct 22, 2011 at 03:11 PM
    I wear one every day and it is amazing. we are supplying the doctors in whatcom county Washington and they are flying out the door. knitters wanted!
  • by MIsty Location: Menifee on Oct 21, 2011 at 03:22 PM
    I can't afford to always give mine away but I do sell them for almost nothing. Just enpough to cover the materials and shipping most of the time...


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