In knitting, you almost always knit sweaters from the top down or the bottom up. But there's a new wave of designs that turn everything sideways - and many of these new patterns are available in ample sizes.
Waterlily Sideways Cardigan by Kathy Zimmermann
Finished bust size to 57 inches
"The gorgeous Empire lines, with the stitch pattern on the bodice and sleeves reversed from that on the bell-shaped 'skirt'; the carved V neck with simple two-button closure; the I-Cord edging (which incorporates the buttonhole loops) along the front edges and back neck; the easy, logical construction-- all unite for a piece of flattering loveliness and versatility, in a great size range to boot."