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 Virginia Hospital Center.

We also conduct programs for adults and children at community and school sites. These have included: Smith Center for Healing and the ArtsBorromeo HousingFriends of Guest House, the John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (JLG-RICA), and So Others Might Eat (SOME) 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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Mom with Twins in the NICU

"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."

Mother of a Patient

"This gives me such peace. This is exactly what I needed today. Thank you, this was a blessing."

Children's National Medical Center

"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."

Latest News

Knit in Public with Project Knitwell on June 9

Mark Worldwide Knit in Public Day (yes it's really a thing!) with Project Knitwell. Join us on Saturday June 9, 2018 from 11 am to 2 pm at Market Common Clarendon. We’ll be on the green common area with the gazebo and playground. Want to learn to knit? Our volunteers...

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Join us at two Alternative Giving Fairs in December

Project Knitwell has been invited to participate in two alternative giving fairs:  on December 2 in Takoma Park, MD, and on December 9 in Arlington, VA. At both gift fairs, shoppers will have an opportunity to support Project Knitwell and other non-profits.   Working...

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Shop on Giving Tuesday!

Our friends at fibre space and Looped Yarn Works will donate a percentage of sales on November 28  -- #GivingTuesday to Project Knitwell to help us share #KnittingLove with moms and dads with sick babies, men and women affected by homelessness, nurses, teens with...

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