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“The knitting program has been wonderful for both patients and family members.  Socially, it gives the family members something to do.  Often many of the moms won’t leave their room, but they will for a knitting class.  Many friendships have been forged because of this program.  It connects them to a community.  Even patients who speak different languages have learned to knit – there is no language barrier.  It is good to see patients in bed knitting and enjoying themselves.”

MGUH Child Life Specialist.

Knit One, Purl One, Smile

This fall, Project Knitwell launched two new programs to share the therapeutic power of knitting with very different communities.In the brand-new Ronald McDonald Room at INOVA-Children's Hospital, volunteer Shelly will visit on the first and third Mondays of every...

Project Knitwell featured in Vogue

Project Knitwell's pilot program working with those affected by homelessness at Street Sense  was featured in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Vogue Knitting.   Cynthia, a participant in our knitting group at Street Sense says:   "Knitting is very relaxing...it's...

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Meet Kierra.   Kierra is one of the 15-20 women at Friends of Guest House in Alexandria, Virginia whom Project Knitwell volunteers work with each week.  

Snack, Sip, Shop & Support

Join us at the Fiber Night Market for a fun, festive evening of knitting, snacking, sipping, and shopping on Wednesday, December 19,  from 6:30 to 8:30, at Next Stop Theater in Herndon, VA.  Thank you to our hosts The Fiberists !    We’ll be there with our Special PK...