Loosely cast on 32 sts. Work St st in rows until piece measures 13" (33 cm) or until 5 yds (4.5 m) of yarn rem. Loosely bind off leaving a 20" (51 cm) tail. Choose which side you prefer as the right side. We chose the purl side. Using the long tail and your hands, finger sew from the top down about 6" (15 cm) to create a sleeve cap. Secure and weave in end. Weave in any other loose ends.
Sew buttons on the sleeve cap. Like the earthy look? You're in luck! Check out this how-to on <a href="http://www.craftfoxes.com/how_tos/diy-wood-buttons">DIY wood buttons</a> posted by Rachel Gillett to add an even more customized look to your cape.
This pattern is excerpted with permission from <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1449432867/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1449432867&linkCode=as2&tag=craftfocom-20">"Knitting 2014 Day-to-Day Calendar"</a> by Susan Ripley and published by Andrews McMeel.