Thanks for cupboard cooking' reference to a site for a raglan pattern. Last time I made something without a pattern, I asked my husband or stop me if I ever tried it again -- or shoot me if all else failed. He filed for divorce about a year and a half ago and moved out so now I have no one to stop me and I was going to do it again. With these directions, I'm not on my own and will try that yarn I bought a few years ago. I seem to be able to alter patterns by changing yarn, gauge, needle size and even substituting cables but designing from scratch was hard last time. The sweater came out pretty but heavy and the process was not fun.