with Project Knitwell & Friends
- Wednesdays, 3-4:30pm
Note our new knitting time: We will now meet from 3-4:00pm each week!
Join us weekly to enjoy knitting in a safe and welcoming environment. Knitting can provide a respite from one’s immediate situation, serve as a way to productively pass the time, and have a positive effect on reducing stress symptoms. It is relatively easy to learn, requires no artistic talent or prior experience, is portable, and results in a useful product. Sometimes referred to as the “new yoga” — plain and simple — knitting is good for you. In this program, trained volunteers will provide knitting instruction and a quality materials in an effort to foster wellness, comfort, and community among participants. Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome.
Stone Soup Films and Project Knitwell created a beautiful 3-minute video highlighting the health benefits of knitting. Watch the video here!
Sessions in January:
- January 4
- January 11
- January 18
- January 25
We invite you to attend free of charge, and beginners, If you need a starter kit they are available for a $15 contribution. Experienced knitters may bring their own projects. We also have a small selection of yarn and knitting supplies available for a small donation to Project Knitwell.
Our programs are open to the community and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.
About Project Knitwell
Project Knitwell is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that brings the joy of knitting to those facing stressful situations. Currently, Project Knitwell operates in the Washington, DC metro area at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH), Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), Inova Alexandria Hospital, and Virginia Hospital Center. It also offers knitting lessons and regular drop in knitting sessions to community groups that serve populations facing stressful situations. These have included the John L Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents, PAIL (DC/DelMar VA Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network), and Camp Friendship and Camp Fantastic, summer camps for children/young adults with cancer.