Ruched Sleep Eye Mask

Sleeping is one of my favorite activities, right up there with eating, reading and knitting. I’ve tried on many masks and sleep pillows in my efforts to find something to cover my face and block out any bit of light coming through, but I often dislike the way they press down against my eyes. What I needed was a mask that covered them without actually laying heavily on my face. And so this sleep mask was born. Using soft, lofty yarn and a unique and easy knitting technique, I knit myself the perfect mask, and then quickly found myself sliding into a wonderful, soothing sleep.

Since I’ve made this sleep mask, I’ve found myself using it every single night to fall asleep. I don’t know what I did before I had this!

This pattern includes detailed instructions for knitting a mask, including the addition of accessories such as satin ties. It also outlines how you can turn your mask into a eye sachet, with a detailed pattern included for making a mask backing. Any small amount (25 to 50 yards) of ultra-soft worsted or aran weight yarn would work well.

Get The Pattern
You may directly download a .pdf of this free pattern by clicking the image to your left, or follow the link here to Ravelry, an online community for fiber enthusiasts, to cast on. Happy knitting!


5 thoughts on “Ruched Sleep Eye Mask

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  2. Karen

    Thank you so very much for the Ruched Sleep Eye Mask pattern. I had the same problem with other eye masks pressing against my eyes. This mask is perfectly comfortable. I knitted it in black and I love it! Thanks again!

  3. adjustablebedsandframes

    This is a great idea– I cannot tell you how many individuals I speak with who express having difficulty sleeping. Many complain about eye masks as well (though the most common complaint is that they are too tight or too loose). I will have to try this!


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