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Ruched Sleep Eye Mask

Knitting
October 2009
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches = 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
25 - 50 yards (23 - 46 m)
One size
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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.

Yarns listed above are just a few ideas, as any small amount of ultra-soft worsted or aran weight yarn would work well.

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