I love the feel of this angora blend yarn. I don't think I'll be adding the zipper to the front. I loosely used the Hoodie pattern from the Knitting Noro book by Jane Ellison. I wouldn't recommend that book because, even though it has beautiful photographs, it's pretty pointless as a pattern book. Why? 1)There's no way to get the gauge stated. I had to redo all the stitch totals. 2) The patterns are shapeless and unattractive. For a "beginner" level book, if someone can shape a sleeve shoulder head, how come they wouldn't be able to shape sides? I had to shape and lengthen the body, widen the sleeves and totally rewrite the hood part of the pattern. 3) There is overlap with her other pattern books. Sorry, wish I had more positive things to say about this book... Ummm, the photos are pretty?