Download The Pattern to knit Bust Buddies
DOWNLOAD the pattern to knit softies
Effective June 2020, Guild Member Eileen Adler retired from organizing the Guild’s Bust Buddies/Softies activities. Read her farewell here. The Bust Buddies page with its patterns and instructions will continue to be maintained for the time being.
Softies and Bust Buddies are a light comfortable knitted prosthetic alternative for women who have had a mastectomy. When placed in a bra, these knitted “breasts” take the shape and feel of a real breast. They are lighter and for many women more comfortable than silicone prosthetic breasts.
Materials to knit a pair:
One ball of sport or DK cotton yarn like Skacel CoBaSi, Tahki Cotton Classic Light, or Cascade Ultra Pima, one set of double-pointed needles suited for the weight yarn you have (US 4, 5, or 6), a stitch marker and large eye yarn darning needle.
You’ll need a copy of the pattern to knit Bust Buddies or a copy of the pattern to knit Softies v4.July 2017).
Guild Member Eileen Adler designed the pattern for Softies with comfort in mind.
View a photo essay on the making of a Softie.