Knitting for Male Cancer Awareness

Today, I feel like talking of penises, wees, cocks etc. April is the month of Male Cancer Awareness. One of Oxford’s most active knitting groups, the Drunken Knit Wits  has decided to take part in a vast awareness campaign for research against Male Cancer:



A few key facts

Around 2,300 men in the UK were diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2010.

Testicular cancer is rare before puberty but is the most common cancer of men aged 15-49 in the UK.

Incidence of testicular cancer has more than doubled in Britain since the mid-1970s.

Testicular cancer incidence is rising, particularly in white men.


Activities organized for the Knitting Takes Balls challenge include  (amazing pun) to teach willing men to knit and to make items to win during a big fundraising quiz event in a pub. Cherry  on the cake, we are also making a blanket made of amazing penis squares.



How can you be part of it:

  • You can donate at the following link to support the ODK campaign (no minimum amount – size does not matter in such questions)
  • You can share the info (I am sure you are very thrilled about having knitted penises on your social media and/or blog)
  • You can knit, of course! Here is our penis square chart (made by Janey) to be knitted with 4mm needles. Then we can arrange something for shipping or collecting if you live in the UK.

Further reading

Knitting Takes Balls FB page

Male Cancer Awareness Campaign Website







The campaign is on during all April 😉 Many thanks to those who will help the project in one way or another !


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