I had this heavy weight knit fabric to make a cardigan and used exactly the same pattern as the Canary Yellow Fleece blogged about here.
The open ended zip went in well and the yoke pieces matched up perfectly.
I added grey ribbing for the cuffs and looking at these photos I think I should have probably shortened the sleeves a tad but I prefer my wrists to be well covered so no real problem.
The in seam pockets are an added feature that works well with this pattern.
A good top layering piece for when it's really cold outside and it's easier, cheaper and kinder to the environment to wear in-doors rather than put the heating up a notch. At least 'he-who-thinks-he-should-be-obeyed' will appreciate that....