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ultra pima

Ultra Pima

3704 syrah


regular price $15.00
regular price sale price $15.00
per 100g hank

1 hank = 200m | 219yd

100% pima cotton

200m / 219yd per 100g hank

double knitting weight yarn

22-24 stitches per 4"/10cm on 4mm needles

machine wash cool, dry flat

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  What does this have to do with crafting? Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast.  The link below has a free pattern for both knit and crochet versions

Want to make some knockers?

This yarn sets the gold-standard for a great cotton yarn to work with. Unlike other cotton yarns, it is much softer and does not feel stiff or rough at all, making it perfect for recipients with extra-sensitive skin. With a great choice of colours, it is also a very easy-care yarn, and safe for washing in the machine. At a convenient DK weight, it is an endlessly versatile yarn, perfect for everything from baby garments to adult sweaters and accessories. Ultra Pima is the recommended yarn for Knitted Knockers, who provide handknit prosthetics to women who have undergone mastectomies.

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