Project Knitwell

Provides a proven wellness tool that helps people cope with stressful situations in hospital and community settings.

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Project Knitwell offers knitting as a tool to promote wellness and help people cope with stressful situations at more than a dozen hospital and community settings.

All of Project Knitwell’s programming is provided by volunteers, and services and supplies are provided free of charge to the people we serve.  

Operating in the metro Washington, DC area, Project Knitwell is a 501(c)(3) with ongoing programs for patients, family members, and staff at area hospitals including MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH)Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), and Virginia Hospital Center.

We also conduct programs for adults and children at community and school sites. These have included: Smith Center for Healing and the ArtsBorromeo HousingFriends of Guest House, the John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (JLG-RICA), and So Others Might Eat (SOME) among others.

Project Knitwell volunteers provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among those we serve.

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Carol Caparosa founded Project Knitwell in 2010 as a result of her experience being the mother of a pediatric patient…

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Mom with Twins in the NICU

"Knitting helps me to relax in a chaotic situation.  There is only so much I can do for the girls while they are here, and making hats and blankets for them, is one thing I can do.   And I feel very good about that."

Mother of a Patient

"This gives me such peace. This is exactly what I needed today. Thank you, this was a blessing."

Children's National Medical Center

"It is a joy to witness moms, dads and patient siblings eagerly await the arrival of our Project Knitwell volunteer each week. Parents are excited to show their progress on a pair of booties, a hat or the blanket they've been working on for their NICU baby since their last instruction."

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Face of Project Knitwell: Kent

“People are so encouraging, and offer such positive reinforcement.” Meet Kent.   For the last several months, Kent has been a regular at the knitting group Project Knitwell co-sponsors with the Cancer Resource Center at Virginia Hospital Center (VHC).   Barb, one of...

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Fibernate’s Spring Fiber Farm Market

Mark your calendars! Join us on March 30 for Fibernate's Spring Fiber Farm Market  1-5 pm at the brand new Vienna Community Center:   Check out details and the great list of vendors here: Fibernate List . Come learn about our programs.     Shop for a cause (PK yarn,...

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