Local knitters create handmade breast prosthesis for women
September 8, 2017
ROME, Ga. (AP) — The term Knitted Knockers may sound a little silly but it's actually an international movement that's helping millions of women around the world.
Barrie Turney is leading to charge in getting local knitters to create handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies (the surgery to remove all breast tissue as a way to treat or prevent breast cancer) or other procedures to the breast.
When Turney opened Craft Yarn Co. in June here in Rome, a local knitter Jane Lawson approached her with an idea.
"I heard someone on the radio who had a mastectomy," Lawson...