Share this Story

You can knit a pair of knockers and it's surprisingly adorable

Meagan Morris is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist living in New York City. In addition to SheKnows, Morris contributes to many publications including The New York Times, Yahoo! News, PopEater, NBC New York and Spinner. Follow he...

Knitted Knockers gives free prosthetics to breast cancer survivors

Doctors and surgeons can do some pretty amazing things when it comes to helping a woman heal after breast cancer. Technology now makes it possible to reconstruct the breast to as close to a patient's original breasts as possible — but it takes time.

In the interim, many women opt for prosthetics, but the medical-grade silicone ones can be hot, heavy and uncomfortable. That's where Knitted Knockers comes in. These prosthetics are exactly what they sound like — knitted inserts that are "comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast," the organization behind the Knockers says on its website.

More: Your bra can't give you breast cancer and other boob myths you can forget

"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."

Most importantly, the Knockers give survivors their confidence back.

"They are a perfect fit, I CAN'T see my feet again (!!!) and I am beyond thrilled!" one woman wrote on the website as a testimonial. "I'm strutting around like a peacock tonight with my beautiful pink knockers."

More: Soon, your bra could detect breast cancer before your doctor

"When I opened the package, I cried tears of relief and joy," said another recipient. "They are so soft, comfortable and natural looking. Thanks to you, I was able to return to work looking like myself, being comfortable and feeling great."

The best part: They're free. "Our special volunteer knitters provide these free to those requesting them," the organization adds.

You can even help women get new knockers by downloading the patterns and knitting your own pair. It's a simple yet incredibly powerful way to give to others.

More: The breast cancer symptom that's easy to miss (and looks harmless)

Follow Us

SheKnows Media ‐ Beauty and Style

New in Health & Wellness

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started