Knitted Knockers Charity KAL
Join Anne-Marie for a Fillory Philanthropy ongoing Knit-A-Long (KAL). Make knitted knockers to help out breast cancer survivors while connecting with other knitters and crocheters.
This KAL will be run on Zoom while the Shelter-In-Place orders are in effect. When you sign up Anne-Marie will contact you with the meeting number and password. Please make sure you download the zoom app on your phone, computer or other device.
You can join any time! Dates for 2020 are Saturdays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm on
- July 11
- August 1
- September 5
- October 3
- November 7
- December 5
What are Knitted Knockers?
Knitted Knockers are special, soft, lightweight breast prosthetics that are very comfortable for women who have undergone mastectomies, lumpectomies and radiation, and/or are undergoing reconstruction.
What are the knockers made of?
The knockers are made of soft, non-wool, washable yarn and filled with PolyFiberFil. They are all knit by volunteers so there is a variety of yarn used.
How do I wash my knockers?
You can wash your knocker stuffed or unstuffed on the gentle cycle and hang to dry.
Learn more at the The Knitted Knockers Home Page
This is where you find the mission of the charity, free downloadable patterns for knockers in all its variations for knit and crochet, and much more.
How can you help?
At Fillory we host an ongoing KAL to make knitted knockers. They can be knitted or crocheted. They are worked in the round on DPNs or magic loop. Use whatever method works best for you.
We partner with some awesome ladies who come and collect the knitted knockers that are brought in to our store by our fabulous volunteers (YOU!)
These ladies will make sure the knockers are washed, filled and delivered to clinics in the area where doctors and nurses can hand them out for free to breast cancer survivors. Looking normal after your world has been torn apart by a disease like breast cancer makes a huge difference in the self-confidence and comfort of these women.
Knitted Knockers has a list of approved yarns on their website to help volunteers select the appropriate yarns that will feel good on the skin and are easy to take care of.
Knockers are needed in all sizes and colors so have fun making the Knockers of your choice. By far the most requested are neutral colors though and matching pairs are greatly needed.
Double pointed needles in the size appropriate for your yarn, typically in the range of US 3 (3.25 mm) - US 6 (4 mm). We sell various brands and materials (Addi, Brittany, Prym, Clover, Knitter's Pride, Lykke). For magic loop you need a circular needle of 40" or longer.
When you buy the yarn at Fillory you will receive a 10% off discount for being part of the Charity KAL.
After you finish your knockers you can leave them at the store. Fillory is a drop off point for Knitted Knockers. Your knockers will find their way quickly to a breast cancer survivor recovering from surgery.
The $25 KAL fee is for those that purchase the yarn from Fillory Yarn. The fee covers the entire year of 2020.
If you choose to bring your own yarn, the price for the KAL participation is $100.
I personally select every single item we sell, add only products I believe in, and products I know you’ll love. I search the world over for unique and high quality tools and yarns that fit your needs and expand your creativity.
We want you to be 100% satisfied with everything you purchase from us. If you’re not for any reason, please let us know and we’ll make it right.
Find the general guidelines for returns below. I’m so glad you’re here and can’t wait for you to explore the creative world of Fillory! -Andrea
Need to return something? Here is our Return Policy. Let's make this as painless as possible, but there still needs to be some rules.
- For all returns, please contact us and include your order number!
- No returns or refunds on sale items.
- If you return an item within 30 days of purchase, we will refund you to the original form of payment.
- All other credits are issued in the form of store credit
- No Returns on Books, Magazines, Knitting Needles, Crochet Hooks and other small tools aside from defect.
- See below for the full rundown.
Unwound and unused yarn in its original condition may be returned. You may return unwound yarn, within 60 days of your purchase with receipt or proof of purchase. If 60 days or more have passed since your purchase, we cannot offer you a refund or an exchange.
Once we receive your return, we’ll examine it. If all looks good, you’ll receive a credit to your account on the website. If you return an item within 30 days of original purchase date, we will refund you to the original form of payment.
To follow-up on the status of your return, please contact us.
All other products
Books, magazines, patterns, accessories, needles and other tools may not be returned; however, they will be replaced if defective or damaged in shipment.
In circumstances where you consider that a product is defective, or damaged in shipment, you should promptly contact us with your order number, details of the product and the defect or damage.
Before sending us any defective merchandise, please contact us via email or phone so we know what is wrong, and can expect your package. Once you have contacted us, we will issue you a return label via email, and you can send the item you consider defective or damaged to us. Our address is below for your information.
Fillory Yarn, 1702 Meridian Avenue, Suite H San Jose, CA. 95125
Please make sure to include your receipt or your email order confirmation. Upon receipt of the returned product, we will fully examine it and notify you via e-mail asap, whether you are entitled to a replacement as a result of the defect or damage. If you are eligible, we will send you a replacement product.
Some items are non-refundable and non-exchangeable through Fillory Yarn. These include: Lyyke Needles
Lykke Needles All Lyyke products are guaranteed for five years from date of purchase against manufacturer’s defect.
If you experience a failure due to a manufacturer’s defect, please contact Lyyke directly. You may complete the Lykke Return Form, and then mail the defective piece directly to Lyyke for a replacement.