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Woolly Hugs' Knitted Knockers!

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KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jan-13 21:19:00

This is a small project to help our friends out at the Octavia Appeal and the Royal Brompton Hospital.
We have been asked by the Octavia Appeal to help make some Knitted Knockers for the Breastfeeding and Expressing team at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Babies born with heart conditions often find breastfeeding more difficult as they do not have the energy required for it. With so many newborn babies being transferred to the Brompton, it is vital that they help support mothers with this.

Knitted Knockers help the teams teach mothers how to express and also about latching.

So, can you help us?

The knitting pattern is here on our Woolly Hugs' site

The lovely Rubycon has tested it for us and says that it takes approximately 50g (one ball) of yarn plus a little bit for the nipple.

We're suggesting any DK wool that can be machine washed.
The hospital are happy to accept any colours of your choice.

We have a small amount of donor wool available.
PM Pistey if you need donor wool and we'll get some sent to you.

Please send your Knockers flat and Pistey will happily stuff them. smile

We could do with a handful. grin

As ever, many thanks. Bless you... and your knockers. thanks

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jan-13 21:20:45


Yes, happy to receive and stuff your knockers....

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jan-13 21:21:25

Please PM me if I can help you with your knockers in any way....

TheWoollybacksWife Tue 08-Jan-13 21:23:47

Put me on the list....

I'vedone these before or a MNer and they are fun to do. Will add it to my crafty to do list. Is there a deadline?

Wish I could knit myself a perky pair grin

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 08-Jan-13 21:24:33

Pmsl. Will donate wool as this is beyond my current pattern reading and skill level

foxache Tue 08-Jan-13 21:25:06

They are brilliant!
Can we use any wool, like acrylic?
Would it be ok if I crocheted mine? I'm a bit flummoxed by the pattern but could try, if you don't mind questions.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jan-13 21:25:21

Knit me a perky pair too

Bless you, thank you

Youcanringmybell Tue 08-Jan-13 21:27:41

Well a sentence I never dreamed of typing............I shall knit a knocker (or two).

DillyTante Tue 08-Jan-13 21:27:53

I've made some of these for my local bfing group before. I crocheted mine and there is a crochet pattern linked on my blog here

RubyGates Tue 08-Jan-13 21:28:21

I'm NOT knitting those on the bus smile
But I'll have a bash in the privacy of my own home.....

KnitterNotTwitter Tue 08-Jan-13 21:29:01

I'll do my best to knit a Knocker or two.... love the idea of this!

What is the deadline?

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jan-13 21:29:48

I really am smiling at RubyG on the bus knitting her knocker....

KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jan-13 21:30:19

Dilly! You legend!

Thanks for the link, bless your knockers grin

MrsKwazii Tue 08-Jan-13 21:32:56

Love it! grin I've seen Dilly's norks before, they're rather lovely wink

KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jan-13 21:34:58

Foxache, acrylic yarn is perfect.

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jan-13 21:37:03

grin MrsK

MsIngaFewmarbles Tue 08-Jan-13 21:38:14

I have 6 I can send. I'm a student mw and knitted them to sell to fellow students bit our uni had a massive supply already.

Not good for supplementing my bursary but good for this cause smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jan-13 21:39:39

Absolutely marvellous! Send me your lovely knockers, they will find a good home at the Brompton. thanks

DillyTante Tue 08-Jan-13 21:47:51

MrsKwazii, I know I was fairly tipsy at Blogfest but not that tipsy!

KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jan-13 21:48:54

So you say, Dilly smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 08-Jan-13 21:49:09

What happened at Blogfest, stays at Blogfest...

PurpleKittyKnitting Tue 08-Jan-13 21:51:42

Is there a deadline for them to get done? I will see if between me and my mum we can do some

foxache Tue 08-Jan-13 21:51:46

Thanks Knotty, and thanks Dilly for the link. I've seen your blog here before, it's a great page header smile

KnottyLocks Tue 08-Jan-13 21:54:17

We're looking at a deadline towards the end of January. Will confirm asap.

kateecass Tue 08-Jan-13 22:03:48

Brilliant!!! I would love to knit you a boobie. I had a look but can't see where to send them. Can you let me know please.

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