I recently posted here how I saw and tried on a sweater coat in a store that was knit with what looked like Fun Fur. It was dark brown and the more I looked at it the more I liked it. It did remind me of fur. So I tried the coat sweater on and it looked really BEAUTIFUL on me. I'm a plus size gal so some times its hard for things to look good on me but that did. BUT after only wearing it for two minutes I could feel it was VERY WARM to wear. I am a warm person to begin with. (I'm at the power
surge age). So I knew that I would never be able to wear that coat. But I'll never forget it and how nice it actually did look on me.
The pattern you are thinking of looks really beautiful. Keep us posted if you decide to make it. :D