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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.

Two New Sites in February 2017

Project Knitwell is thrilled to announce two new knitting program sites this month. We are piloting another school based program, working with special education students in Fairfax County, VA. In addition, we will be piloting a program with Street Sense, knitting with...

Project Knitwell Featured in Noro Magazine

Project Knitwell's work is mentioned prominently in Leslie Petrovski's article Stitch Happy, in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Noro Magazine. Leslie writes, "Research shows that knitting is good for the ol' noggin," referring to the positive impact knitting can have on...

7 Health Reasons to Take Up Knitting

Following our successful event with author, coach and physiotherapist Betsan Corkhill in October, Anna Medaris Miller contacted Project Knitwell Executive Director Michelle Maynard about the therapeutic benefits of knitting. The science is starting to catch up with...

Two New Project Knitwell Programs

In December 2015, Project Knitwell began two new programs in community settings, and is now working with low-income seniors at So Others Might Eat (SOME) and with emotionally challenged youth at Mount Vernon High School.    In early 2016, It deepened its reach at...

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