Antonio + Roberta by Cheryl Niamath

Antonio + Roberta

July 2010
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
30 - 50 yards (27 - 46 m)
Antonio is 2.75” tall and Roberta is 3” tall. Both are 5” around at the base.
This pattern is available from for $1.99.

Antonio the rabbit and his best friend Roberta the kitty are helpful bean bag paperweights.
Use them to keep important notes from blowing away in the breeze, or for holding the pages of your pattern book open when your hands are busy with yarn and needles.
They are made in one piece, starting with a triangular garter stitch base worked flat. Stitches for the body are picked up along the base’s edges, and the body is worked in the round. The face is embroidered and the piece is stuffed while the work is still on the needles, and then the open top is knitted together and the ears are worked. You don’t even have to weave in the ends, because you use them to make the tails!

Suri Dream is worked at a much finer than recommended gauge, for soft, super fuzzy paperweights with tons of personality.

One ball will make several bean bag friends.

If it’s really windy, you might need both Antonio and Roberta to keep your notes from blowing away. Or you can make bigger versions by using heavier-weight yarn. Just make sure
to use needles that are a few sizes smaller than what is normally recommended for the yarn.
Also, for their own safety, Antonio and Roberta are not recommended for small children.