KNITTED KNOCKERS are ready to take the world by storm and now a group of dedicated ladies are hoping it will catch on in the Costa Blanca.
Kate’s Crafts and Quilting store in San Luis Lakeside are hosting weekly knitting sessions to produce these ‘knitted knockers’, a simple, yet effective way to boost the confidence of ladies who have undergone a mastectomy.
Unlike traditional breast prosthetics which are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable, the knitted knockers are a soft, padded, knitted prosthesis that can discreetly slot inside your regular bra.
It is believed the movement began in the USA with the UK now also following suit.
When Kate Cammish, owner of Kate’s Crafts, heard about it she was inspired to find out more, and is now encouraging others to help her.
Her Wednesday knitting group has already embraced it and one member has already benefitted. Toni Dyer was diagnosed four years ago at Easter and had a breast removed as well as a year of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment.
“I’m so happy,” she proclaimed. “It’s definitely going to make a difference, I was just using what was in a bikini before. I got one from the hospital but it was weighted and very heavy, these are so soft and light.” Toni is the first happy customer and Kate hopes they can bring some relief and cheer to other ladies.
The knitted knockers are provided free of charge and if you provide Kate with your bra size they can be custom made.
Kate has done a lot for local charities but after being touched by cancer and losing her sister she has launched a campaign to help others. “They do not take too long to knit and if people can’t knit they can donate a ball of wool.”
For more information call Kate on 966 789 195 or search Kate’s Crafts and Quilting on Facebook.