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 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.

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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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"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

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Programs on Hold

On March 13, 2020, Project Knitwell placed a hold on therapeutic knitting sessions in observance of the public health recommendations designed to decrease the spread of coronavirus. We will be contacting our volunteers and partners when this status changes.

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Reading University Study on Knitting and Crochet

Do you like knitting or crocheting, regularly or even not so regularly? Would you like to take part in a study to explore the psychological effects from knitting and crocheting? If so, please participate in the Reading University study on knitting and crochet. The...

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