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.
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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 Inova Schar Cancer Institute.
We also conduct programs for adults and children at community and school sites. These have included: Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Friends of Guest House, the John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (JLG-RICA), N Street Village, and the Correctional Treatment Facility, DC Dept. of Corrections, among others.
Project Knitwell volunteers provide knitting instruction and quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among those we serve.
Carol Caparosa founded Project Knitwell in 2010 as a result of her experience being the mother of a pediatric patient…
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"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."
~ Mom with Twins in the NICU
"This gives me such peace. This is exactly what I needed today. Thank you, this was a blessing."
Mother of a Patient
"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."
Children's National Medical Center
News & Blog
Project Knitwell is pleased to present an Impact Statement covering its first 10 years! We are proud of our accomplishments and look forward to even more in the next 10 years. Remarkably, Project Knitwell grew from one hospital and one volunteer to providing services...
Lauren Brennan brings organizational management, creative skills Washington, D.C. — Project Knitwell has hired Lauren Brennan as its new Managing Director, starting mid-August 2021. In hiring Brennan, the Project Knitwell Board of Directors cited her experience,...
The Impact of a Knitting Intervention on Compassion Fatigue in Oncology Nurses by Lyndsay Anderson, MSN, OCN (R) FMP-BC and Christina Gustavson was published in the February 2016 issue of Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. Project Knitwell participated in this...