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Anezka Handmade

Every glamour girl needs something to keep out the early morning light while she gets her beauty sleep.

This sleep mask knit in luxurious Muench Touch Me will put you into sleepy velvet oblivion. It's edged in a soft but not overly fluffy eyelash yarn to add to the boudoir mood. [If you substitute the Boa, choose a short eyelash yarn. You don't want fluff getting up your nose!]

Knit in garter stitch, with some shaping to keep it interesting, this mask is a super quick knit. In no time you'll be just like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Sweet dreams.

photo: Stephannie Roy


Height: 3"
Width: 7.5"



[MC] Muench Touch Me [72% Viscose/Microfibre, 28% Wool 61yd per 50g skein];
color: 3608 [Raspberry]; 1 skein
[CC] Bernat Boa [100% Polyester 71yd/65m per 50g skein]; color: 81040 [Black]; 1 skein

16" US #5/3.5mm circular needle
14" long, 1/4"-wide black elastic, or length needed to go around your head
Stitch holder
Sewing needle
Black thread



18 sts/36 rows = 4" in garter stitch with MC


With MC, CO 30 sts
*K 2 rows.
Next row: K1, inc1, k to last 2 sts, inc1, k1. [32 sts]*
Rep from * to * once more. [34 sts]
Next row: K.
Next row: K1, inc1, k to last 2 sts, inc1, k1. [36 sts]
Work 9 rows in garter st.
Next row: K17, BO 2, k to end.

Right side:
K 14, dec1, k1. Place rem sts on holder.
Next row: K1, dec1, k to end.
K to last three sts, dec1, k1.
Rep last 2 rows once more. [12 sts]
**Next row: K1, dec1, k to last 3 sts, dec1, k1.
K 1 row even.
Next row: K1, dec1, k to last 3 sts, dec1, k1.
K 1 row even.

Left side:
With RS facing join yarn to holder sts K1, dec 1, k to end.
Next row: K to last three sts, dec 1, k1.
Next row: K1, dec 1, k to end
Repeat last two rows once more (12 sts).
Next Row: work as for Right side from ** to **



With CC, beg at top left corner, pick up 27 sts across top, 15 sts along right side, 8 sts along bottom, 14 sts around nose separation, 8 sts along bottom, and 15 sts along right side.
[67 sts]
Note: if the last few sts are tricky with the 16" needle you can use another needle to pick up the stitches and put them on the circular.
Join and K 1 round.

Special Finishing Treatment for Touch Me:
[Thanks to Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch for instructions on how to treat Touch Me.]

Ignoring the care instructions on the label, machine wash mask in warm water and dry on medium setting [trust me, it'll be fine]. This will slightly felt the yarn, preventing worms and giving it a nifty crushed velvet appearance. Your mask can now be machine washed forever.

Sew on elastic at each edge just slightly higher than the centre point to fit your head snugly. Now go have your beauty rest.


Stephannie Roy is so persistently sleep deprived she doesn't need a mask. She'll sleep anywhere.

Read about how she gets those black circles under her eyes at her blog.