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mayo

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Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 5:55pm

knitted boobs!!!

Hope you don't mind me sharing....

Was looking on John Lewis website and had put 'breast pads' in the search box and it came up with a couple of brands, but then, at the bottom of page, under 'related information' it had a 'knitted boob pattern' - :8o:

here's the pattern:
Cast on 71 stitches Work in a stocking stitch 20 rows Row 21 K1* K2 tog, K5 rep from* to end Row 22 and alternate rows. Purl Row 23 K1* K2 tog K4 rep from * to end Row 25 K1* K2 tog K3 rep from * to end Change to a darker wool for making areola Row 27 K1* K2 tog K2 rep from * to end Row 29 K1* K2 tog K1 rep from * to end Row 31 K1* K2 tog rep from * to end Nipple rows 32-36 stocking stitch Break yarn and thread through remaining stitches, draw up and fasten off Sew sides together In darker wool on the wrong side of work, make a draw string stitch round the base of the nipple, draw up and fasten off. Do not fasten too tightly Stuff the breast with toy stuffing, chopped up tights or shoulder pads - something squishy. Use a circle of felt to make the base and stitch in place Different sizes of boobs can be made by changing the size of needle and amount of tufting ...

Turns out that the JL in Sheffield want people to knit boobs for trainee midwives to use as teaching aids for breastfeeding mums - Fantastic :snigger:
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Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 5:57pm

:snigger: They used knitted boobs in our local b/f class - along with this gremlin type rubber puppet which could be manoevered to open it's mouth really widely at different angles to demonstrate good and bad positioning.

ttc since July 06. 8 cycles of clomid. BFP on cycle 5 (Dec 07) ended in m/c at 9.5 weeks. Second BFP on cycle 8 (May 08)




mayo

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Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 6:00pm

That is so funny :snigger:


Oh...meant to add the pic...
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Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 6:08pm

RE: knitted boobs!!!

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Originally posted by mayo
tufting ...

Turns out that the JL in Sheffield want people to knit boobs for trainee midwives to use as teaching aids for breastfeeding mums - Fantastic :snigger:


Oh my lord! About two years ago I approached Rowan in Sheffield (who have the yarn concessions in JL) and asked them if they would run such a project in collaboration with my then knitting circle (Sheffield Knitterati) and they said no. Funny that isn't it!

edited to say, actually the ones we wanted knitting were for women who had had mastectomies.







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Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 7:54pm

Here's another pattern with a nice story! http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTbits.html





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Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 8:48pm

We've got some of these at work and they're great. Never really thought about where they've come from or who's mad them, but they're a great teaching aid!








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