Ruched Sleep Eye Mask

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Ruched Sleep Eye Mask Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease

Pattern Description:

Sleeping is one of my favorite activities, right up there with eating, reading and knitting. Taking a nap, or simply sleeping when it is light
outside, however, requires blinds to be pulled and curtains to be drawn, and often I will wake up to find myself half-suffocated because I tried to burrow underneath the covers and hide from the light in my sleep. 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, or the way the thick cord or elastic attaching the mask to my face pulls and creates bumps under my head. I find it
distracting and it makes it hard to actively participate in my favorite activity. What I needed was a mask that cupped my eyes, like the palms of your hands do when you lay them against your face. I needed something 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.

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 worsted or aran weight yarn will do, but I recommend a cotton/silk blend for breathability and drape.


4.5 stitches = 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch


  • US 6 needles
  • US 7 needles
  • 25 - 50 yards worsted or aran weight yarn
  • Darning needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Satin ribbon, optional
  • Sewing thread, optional
  • Sewing needle, optional

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 2 reviews)
knitmyheartin2 on

Excellent Super cute  September 16, 2013

this really cute eye mask was perfect for my weekend away at the in laws. It didn't block out all of the light but I knit it up, continental, in about 9 hours and used it that same night. I highly recommend this for people who want a sleep mask but the elastic of a store bought one is annoying. when I tied it i didn't even have to knot it and it stayed on all night and laid flat. awesome!

knitmyheartin2 on

Good Sleep mask  September 8, 2013

Very easy and cute. I made one in 5 hrs then used it that night. Comfortable to wear. Slightly see through but still works.

About Designer

About Designer

LadyDanio on

I am a writer and photographer with a love for yarn, a gift for gabbing, and a talent for acquiring hobbies. So basically, I like collecting things, talking too much, and taking pretty pictures. And squishing soft stuff. Like kitty bellies. Yum!

?All things are an exchange for fire, and fire for all things, as goods for gold and gold for goods.? ? Heraclitus, 6th century BCE

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