Today's pattern from the past is Simplicity number 9869, this cape from 1972:
"For the balmy days ahead" - well I don't know about balmy, but I think it might be nice for the cooler days ahead!
And here is the front of the pattern - you could make the cardigan instead, if you so choose:
And the back of the pattern:
I think it would be lovely made in a plaid knit or even a fleece - but then you'd have to match the fabric, I guess.
Sticking with a solid color simplifies things , I would imagine!