The attched two files are a spreadsheet and description document I've put together. They help you determine how many sts you need for a custom-fit, top-down, any yarns/needles raglan sweater. They're written in Excel and Word. Please try the process and let me know your response to it. I hope it's useful. It works for me.
The file named "BespokeRaglanSweater.xls is the spreadsheet: you just enter a few measurements and it takes it from there (except YOU have to do the knitting.) The file named BespokeRaglanSweater.doc is my attempt to explain briefly and comment on the sprdsht.
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If you want to try it without measuring somebody first, try it with my measurements to see if it works.
test swatch # sts--15
test swatch # inches--4