The capelet won by an overwhelming majority! I'll make it with Lion Brand Jeans yarn in the color Stovepipe. It's a worsted weight yarn but probably a lot softer than yarn from 1982. I'm hoping I can use the capelet at my desk in the cold air-conditioned summer.
My cousin said that my paternal grandmother made one of these for herself and one for one of her daughters so I'm carrying on the tradition!
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns.