I've been hearing about a return to capes and ponchos for awhile but I wondered about when the mainstream trend would arrive. Last night I read an article in my local paper's style section called CapeMod.
It defined a cape as a sleeveless covering with slits for the arms that often fastens at the neck and falls loosely from the shoulders. A capelet is a shorter version of a cape. A poncho is a square of fabric [woven, knit or crocheted] with a hole for the head.
Below are 3 that I would recommend. I think I might make the Aran Knit Wrap because I just love patterns with cables and I could wear this outside over a sweater until it gets really cold.