A while back i designed a pelerine in grey/white/black sockwool, it was a great design, but the yarn was a bad choice. Practically nobody can wear it without itching. I had some acrylic yarn, but was afraid to try it, because the repetitive pattern could be lost in the decreases. I tried it anyway and it worked out great!
The first one was in mint, i made some mistakes in the decreases, it turned out more a collar than a pelerine.
The second one in blue is the definite pattern, i'm very satisfied with the outcome.