Tension 8 sts X 10 rows over 10 X 10cm square using size 10mm needles, 1 skein each in 5 colours of Yaya (for a single colour you need 250m approx of super chunky yarn), yarn needle for sewing in ends, 16 X Dorset buttons 3.5cm across made with contrasting thread.
This shrug/cape is worked side to side. It is a one size fits most garment. Change the size by doing up more or less buttons.
The garment is converted easily from a shrug to a cape by doing the buttons up down the middle instead of along the sleeves.
This is an easy pattern to knit and would suit someone just learning. It has rib, stocking stitch and yarn over button holes. It also comes with the instructions to make Dorset buttons.