A couple of years ago, I made some fleece pullovers for Mitch. He wears them all the time, and Logan expressed a desire for one of his own.
Fortunately, that request was easily granted, and my cool dude got his own cuddly pullover.
The pattern is Ottobre 06/2010-14, which is featured in the magazine on a toddler, made up in lots of coordinating prints. I thought it would be appropriate for a bigger kid in solids with just a bit of colorblocking. The black fabric is a super snuggley wool fleece that I scored a FabricMart about a year ago. The blue contrast is a soft interlock that I've used on several projects before.
My favorite element of this design is the neckline treatment. The collar and zipper area are all cut in one piece, so there are no annoying seams, and the zipper tapes are fully enclosed within the collar. It's a very neat finish and also very comfortable.
There are only a few other seams in the top, but I topstiched them all down so they would be non irritating. Topstitching helps control the loft of the fleece here as well and I think gives a more professional look.
I think this is absolutely awesome on him, but I'm not sure how much it is going to get worn. Logan doesn't generally like to layer his clothing, so we'll see. It was a fun make though, and I'm glad I discovered the pattern. I'll certainly use it again for the other kids.