After the success of the first raglan sweater I made for my mother, I thought I'd try a much heavier one for me to wear while hiking in the sub-zero temps here in the Chicago area in the winter. I found the following Web site that uses a percentage method of making a raglan. It's not exact and you may have to fudge a few stitches here and there, but I can at least understand it and once I wrapped my head around it, it became very easy to knit. I'm using the Lion Brand Wool-Ease chunky yarn (Willow) that is 20% wool and 80% acrylic.
Attached is a photo of what I have made so far. I decided to add 6x2 ribbing and then I will make 2x2 ribbing after another inch or two, so the bottom of the sweater will hug my hips better. This will help eliminate the cold updraft on a windy day while hiking.