Friday, September 4, 2015

KnittedKnockersUSA.com Has FREE Knitted Knockers

Since 2010 we have been giving away free knitted knockers to women who have had breast cancer. To date we have given away just under 6000 knitted knockers.  If you or someone you know needs knitted knockers visit knittedknockers.usa.com 


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Knitted Knockers in the News

We would like to start a collection of news articles written about knitted knockers.  If your group is featured in any press (newspaper, television, magazine or blog) please send a link or copy of it to us at infoknittedknockers@gmail.com

Let's let the world know about knitted knockers
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Knitted Knockers Come in All Colors & Sizes


While Knitted Knockers come in all colors and sizes, they all come full of love from the volunteer who made them.


In the Mail....

Knitted Knockers went out Friday to 25 women in California, Arizona, Indiana, New York, North Carolina, New Jersey, Georgia, Texas, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Maryland, Minnesota, Tennessee, Nebraska, Michigan and Kentucky. We hope these will give each of them a new giggle.
Thanks to all the Knitted Knocker Angels who made them.
Life is good.


Knitted Knockers Received

These knitted knockers were recently received by knittedknockersusa.com from knitters across the USA.



Keep Knitted Knockers Free


Knitted Knockers have been made since 2007 by groups across the USA and around the world.

The name Knitted Knockers was coined by Chesley Flotten from Maine in 2007.  She has encouraged and continues to encourage groups to use the name freely.  This has allowed a common term (Knitted Knockers) to be used by women recovering from breast cancer to identify a product that could help them recover.

No one should be entitled to own the name "Knitted Knockers".


Wanted Angels


Knitted Knockers Angels

There are women and men across the USA and around the world that are making Knitted Knockers to donate to groups like knittedknockersusa.com.  

These volunteers give their yarn, time and talents when making knitted knockers.  Then turn around and give them to total strangers who they will never meet or know.  These are made with love and kindness.  These volunteers are "Knitted Knockers Angels".  

To become a Knitted Knockers Angel make a pair of knitted knockers and donate them to knittedknockersusa.com


Knitted Knockers made by Angels.

Worldwide Movement Continues


Since Knitted Knockers were started by Chesley Flotten in Maine in 2007 it has grown into a worldwide movement.  Tens of thousands of Knitted Knockers have been made and given away for free to women recovering from breast cancer.

There is now Knitted Knockers USA, Knitted Knockers UK, Knitted Knockers Australia and Knitted Knockers South Africa.  There are plans for a new Knitted Knockers New Zealand coming on-line. 

Be part of the movement and change a strangers life for the better.

Make a Knitted Knocker Put a Smile on a Face

Over 20,250 copies of the knittedknockersusa.com knitted knockers patterns have been downloaded since 2010.

If you have a pattern collecting dust, how about making a pair of knockers for a cancer survivor?

Send them to:
Knitted Knockers Charities
3133 S Lindsay Road #107
Gilbert, Arizona 85295

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Knitters Wanted


Don't Be Confused, We Are All Here To Help



knittedknockersusa.com is the website for of Knitted Knockers Charities. We have been giving away Knitted Knockers to breast cancer survivors since 2010. To date we have given away over 5,000 Knitted Knockers.

However, do not get confused with the various Knitted Knockers groups.

While there are different people running these groups and they use various models for distribution, ALL of the following groups are 100% committed to helping make the lives of breast cancer survivors better:


knittedknockers.co.za (South Africa)

knittedknockersuk.com (United Kingdom)

knittedknockers.org (Washington)

You can also find other groups across the USA by clicking here

Note of the above listed groups only knittedknockersusa.com is part of Knitted Knockers Charities.

If a Humming Bird Can, So Can YOU



The wind chimes in the photo have a special meaning. They came from the home of my mother-in-law who died of cancer. Before she died she loved humming birds and watched them in her back yard all the time.
Now look closely at the picture. Can you see the humming bird and the nest it build?
Now the question I have for you is if this little bird can build a nest on top of a horse in a wind chime and set on her egg day in and day out spinning in the wind, WHAT can you do if you put your mind to it. I think anything you want.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

History of Knitted Knockers

Knitted Knockers History
Knitted Knockers are a light comfortable knitted prosthetic alternative for women who have had a mastectomy.  When placed in a bra, these knitted knockers take the shape and feel of a real breast.  They are lighter and more comfortable than silicon prosthetic breast.  The knitted fabric breathes and prevents the heat rash and discomfort experienced by many women wearing other styles of prosthesis.

Knitted Knockers are made by individuals who either use them for themselves or donate them to other women or groups like KnittedKnockersusa.org It typically takes about 2 to 3 hours for a knitter to make a Knitted Knocker.

Knitted Knockers' Beginning (2007)
In 2007, Chesley Flotten of The Knitting Experience Cafe, after a personal experience with breast cancer, began a unique charity knit program, Knitted Knockers, to provide soft, comfortable and free knitted prosthetic breast to breast cancer survivors.  

A local Bangor, Maine news station did a story on her effort and it was picked up by CNN Headline News and suddenly the knitted knockers went global.  Survivors came looking to get Knitted Knockers and knitters wanted to help make them.  


To help bring knitters and survivors together, Chesley organized program information in one location at The Knitting Experience Cafe. 

While Knitted Knockers were launched by Chesley, life events lead to her closing her shop, The Knitting Experience, in May 2010.  However, ever passionate, she has maintained her website as a source for breast cancer survivors to find information.

Tempe Yarn & Fiber (2010)
After hearing about Knitted Knockers from a customer, in the fall of 2010, Tempe Yarn started a two month community service project making Knitted Knockers for the Chandler Regional Cancer Center.  Local knitters made about 100 Knitted Knockers and the shop gave them to the Cancer Center where they were given to patients for free.

At the end of the two months, the shop started a new community service project. Then the Cancer Center called asking when they could get their next shipment of knitted knockers?  In parallel customers continued to make them.

Fast forward to 2015, the Knitted Knockers effort has morphed into a worldwide program.  Because of its growth, it separated from Tempe Yarn and became Knitted Knockers Charities a 501 (c) (3) public charity.  A website was set up, www.KnittedKnockersUSA.org, to provide information to cancer survivors on how to get knitted knockers and to locate knitters who would make them.

Knitted Knockers Charities has collected from volunteer knitters across the USA over 8,000 knitted knockers and distributed them for free, to mastectomy patients in all 50 states.  But beyond our efforts, there are now groups in Arizona (Bag & Boob Babes, Saddle Brooke Knit Wits), Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin that are making, donating and/or distributing knitted knockers in their local areas.  

It doesn't stop there, worldwide there is: Knitted Knockers UK, Knitted Knockers Australia, Knitted Knockers South Africa, Knitted Knockers Alberta, plus groups in Mexico, Germany and Finland.

In October, 2013, Tempe Yarn was featured in the Reader's Digest as one of the three "Breast Cancer Heroes You've Never Heard Of."  This article made mastectomy patients across the USA aware of Knitted Knockers Charities and requests flooded in.   

Today the original Knitted Knockers model and vision started by Chesley Flotten remains unchanged.  Volunteers make knitted knockers and organizations distribute them for free to mastectomy patients.

If you or someone you know needs knitted knockers, simply send Knitted Knockers Charities an email info@knittedknockersusa.org with you name, mailing address and cup size, and they'll send you a free pair of Knitted Knockers.  

If you are interested in helping make Knitted Knockers visit KnittedKnockersusa.org for more information.  You can help change a women's life forever.

There are no paid positions at Knitted Knockers Charities and all expenses are paid with donations made by recipients and the local community. 



Saturday, March 14, 2015

knittedknockersusa.com New Look Same Mission



Knitted Knockers Charities, Inc (a 501 (c)(3)) is now using knittedknockersusa.com.

If you need Knitted Knockers or would like to help make them click here.

Knitted Knockers Charities mission is:

Help raise awareness around the world that "knitted knockers" are a light comfortable prosthetic alternative for mastectomy survivors. 

Organize, educate, support and encourage volunteers and groups to make and donate "knitted knockers" to Knitted Knockers Charities (knittedknockersusa.com).

Prepare, package and distribute free "knitted knockers" to breast cancer survivors.

Encourage communities and groups around the world to reach out and help women after breast cancer. 
Our HOPE is that "knitted knockers" can help women regain their confidence and sense of self after a mastectomy by putting a little "giggle" back in their life.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day!!





“First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.”
Maya Angelou

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it empowers us to develop courage; to trust that courage and build bridges with it;
to trust those bridges and cross over them so we can attempt to reach each other.”

Maya Angelou

“There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

“To those who have given up on love: I say, ‘Trust life a little bit.’”
Maya Angelou

“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”
Oscar Wilde

“True, that he’s no Prince Charming, but there’s something in him that I simply didn’t see.” — Princess Belle (”There’s Something There”)

"How do you spell love?” — Piglet
“You don’t spell love. You feel it.” — Winnie the Pooh

“I’d rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.” — John Smith

“You’re the best thing I never knew I needed. So now it’s so clear I need you here always.” — (”Never Knew I Needed”)

“When I look at you, I can feel it. I look at you, and I’m home.” — Dory

“You are my greatest adventure.” — Mr. Incredible