This thingy is a shrug, apparently. I don't know how these things get their names. A shrug is like a wrap which is dangerously close to a shawl. Who knows.
This pattern is available for free (of course) and here are my notes on Ravelry. This is the most boring thing I've ever knitted. It took me 5 months (!) to finish, because it's boring, and because all the work on the house sidelined it.
This is a good project for a beginner. It's literally one gigantic rectangle with a little knit-and-purl ribbing on both ends. Then it's folded in half and sewn up partway on both sides to create sleeves.
I'm just happy I finished the damn thing before January rolled around.
See you later!