Stars and Stares Eye Pillow by Ruth Roland

Stars and Stares Eye Pillow

March 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
one size: 3 x 9"
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This pattern is available for free.

Eye pillows block out light, but they can also help relax the eyes through warmth, cooling, and/or aromatherapy. These eye pillows are knit in stranded colorwork from the top down and grafted together at the top. I filled mine with 1 cup of filling so they are still slightly baggy and stay put on my face better.

But you don’t need to restrict them to your face! They’re also good sachets to keep pests out of your stash, and helpful for relaxing shoulders, necks, and jaws. Chill or microwave (for 30-60 seconds) to use on sore or tired muscles.


  • scrap yarn -- optional, for use as stitch holder
  • funnel 1-1.5 cups filling (rice, buckwheat, or flax seeds, mixed with lavender, herbal tea, mint, etc.)
  • yarn needle