I made this sweater for my gargantuan brother for his birthday in December. It took six months to make due to his/its enormous size (the sweater has a 56" chest). I adapted a basic sweater pattern and knitted it in the round and created a front opening with a zipped collar. It has underarm gussets and sleeves knitted from the shoulders down, so basically it is in one piece. I'm afraid it is in a very boring brown colour but then again, it was cheap! - it needed to be!
Actually, the wool is slightly flecked but this hasn't cpme out in the photograph. I'm afraid he won't be getting another one for a while as I can't afford the time!