Knit One, Crochet Too! Charity Workshop — Q4: September 5
First Thursday of every month, 10:00 am to noon
Fall Q4 theme: Cancer Warriors
September 5: Knitted Knockers, for UMass Memorial Comprehensive Breast Center
October 3: Chemo Caps, for St. Vincent’s Cancer and Wellness Center
November 7: Comfort Shawls, for Brookhaven Hospice
All projects due by Thursday, December 5 at our year-end K1CToo Pot Luck Party, when we will also draw the winner of our Q4 “Thank You” Prize.
For September our featured project will be soft, comfy prosthetics (Knitted Knockers) for breast cancer survivors, to be donated to the Comprehensive Breast Center at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. You are also welcome to work on any of the other projects we’ll be featuring this quarter—all patterns will be available at all three workshops.
Please join us for a great, good time, a little learning, and some community building. Whether you’re a newbie or experienced, you are welcome. No need for advance registration; $5 in the kitty to cover shop expenses, please.
Yarn requirements for the Knitted Knockers are: washable 100% cotton, or cotton blends with other natural plant fibers, DK or Sport weight. Neutral colors are preferred, but sometimes brights are fun too! (Please consult the approved yarns list at the Knitted Knockers website, listed below — we have many of these yarns available for purchase in the shop.)
The patterns call for a G crochet hook, or size #4 or #5 needles (or whatever you’ll need to get gauge). We will have one crochet pattern, and knitting patterns for either DPNs or Magic Loop method, and you can download your preferred pattern directly from the Knitted Knockers website before the workshop (URL for the yarn and pattern downloads below). You can make any size knocker you wish, but feedback from the Center indicates sizes A and B are currently in short supply. Knockers need to be stuffed with a high quality fiber fill.
For more info on the Knitted Knockers organization, check out their website, and Facebook groups: