Knitwell Knits Back will continue in 2022, hoping to inspire new knitters and help more people learn about Project Knitwell. There are many that say they began knitting after receiving a hand knit item, and we hope to inspire more people to learn to knit. We can all experience the therapeutic benefits of knitting while giving back to those in our community. We currently have three initiatives:

  • Our traditional PK hat collection (in all sizes) for caregivers and those in need. Knit whatever patterns you like, and you can consult PK volunteer Debbie Heller if you would like pattern advice. Hats will be collected through October 15.
  • Soap Sacks, an initiative to reuse donated cotton yarn by creating pocket washcloths that will be distributed to those in shelters. Cotton yarn is available or you can use your stash. A round of sacks will be collected and tagged for distribution by December 31.
  • Knitted Knockers, using specific recommended cotton yarn, are valuable prosthetics for women recovering from mastectomies. Ongoing collection and distribution at Virginia Hospital Center.

Contact Jenn, PK’s Volunteer Coordinator, at to learn more about Knitwell Knits Back or for more information on logistics and drop off. 


Hats for the Homeless
N Street Village recently received nearly 100 hats (in all sizes) from our generous and creative volunteers. We are grateful to Debbie Heller for helping coordinate and collect many unique hats. Email us at if you’d like to connect with Debbie for pattern advice to create more hats in the future.


Soap Sacks collection is ongoing. We will tag and send along a batch after our volunteer meetup in January 2023.

Thank you to PK volunteer Diana Solymossy for creating this first batch of Soap Sacks.