I made this out of the sweater knit that I got from Sarah in NYC in exchange for a crazy bright orange cotton sateen that I'd gotten in a FabricMart mystery bundle. I concurred with her assessment that it would make a wonderful casual sweater, so I used her DIY Cardigan Tutorial to improvise a pattern. I was quite afraid of cutting it too small, so I ended up making it rather huge. There was enough extra fabric to make a hood, too. After I finished putting on the seashell button at the top, it occurred to me that it looks almost more like a cross between a sweater and a short cloak, it ended up with the look of the Elven cloaks from LOTR. I hadn't quite expected that, but I'm very pleased!