Given this, I am thrilled to discover that Michele Wang's Cabled Swing Poncho goes up to 3X. You know I don't believe in sizes - I live by finished bust size - but the Ravelry entry doesn't include measurements, so I'll go on faith that this design could easily be adapted to fit me. And before you even say it, yes, I agree, it's dumb for the model to being wearing a hooded garment AND a hat! But this design would work for my mountain of bulky red alpaca.
Norah Gaughan also has a pretty 2X round yoke pullover in the soon-to-be-released Vogue Knitting. I'd have to lose the giant turtleneck, but I love the cables around the neck and the shorter sleeves that Fit to Flatter says emphasize a narrower waist.
Do you crochet? If so, there's a new ample crochet book just out from Annie's Attic. Jill Hanratty's Plus Size Fashions offers five crochet sweaters designed for a larger figure. I'm not crazy about the yarn and colors used for these pieces - they're all pretty bland - and the patterns are a bit bland, too. But the book does offer some good, basic sweaters.
Remember, if you want companies to offer ample designs, you need to buy plus-size books and magazines. This is America - pattern publishers only sell larger patterns if people actually buy them. Vote with your pocket book! Show the yarn companies and the publishing houses that there is indeed a market for plus-size knitting. As I said earlier, we represent more than 60 percent of Americans. Shouldn't that mean that over 60 percent of patterns should be offered in larger sizes? YES. But only if you buy them.