This is the completed sweater from my recent top-down tutorial on Fringe Association. There’s a separate Ravelry page with the bookmarks and step-by-step shots.
Here is the finished sweater and the abbreviated specs:
Gauge is 3.5 stitches and 5 rows per inch; yarn is Queensland Kathmandu Chunky
On US10 needles CO 48 stitches, marked off as follows: 1 | 2 | 6 | 2 | 26 | 2 | 6 | 2 | 1
Worked back and forth to shape the neck, with increases as follows: On right side rows, increased (kfb) on either side of each raglan seam and at each end (front neck); 10 sts increased each time
Continued in that manner until piece measured 2 inches deep = 36 back sts and 10 front sts at each end (total of 20 front sts)
Next row, cast on 16 sts to bridge neck (bringing front total to 36, same as back); joined for working in the round
Continued increasing at the raglans (total of 8 sts) every other round until 4 inches deep, then spread out the last of the increases to third, then fourth, then fifth rounds — stopping at a total of 116 body stitches (58 front and 58 back) and 34 stitches per sleeve section (counting the seam stitches, which would eventually be divided equally among the 4 sections)
Worked without any further increases until yoke depth was about 9.5 inches
Had paused to knit the neck when the yoke was about 4 inches — picked up 80 stitches and ribbed 1x1 on US9 needles (probably should have used 8s)
Divided body and sleeves — cast on 8 stitches at each underarm; put sleeve stitches on waste yarn
No decreases in the body; worked straight until the waist, then increased a few times to maintain my ease over the hips; hem is 1x1 ribbing on same US10 needles (didn’t want it to cinch in)
Sleeves were worked straight until the forearm, then decreased 3 or 4 times; cuffs are 1x1 ribbing on US8 needles
Wet blocked and, when air-dried until just slightly damp, threw it in the dryer for 10 minutes
Finished dimensions, post blocking: Length 24.5 inches; chest circumference 38 inches; armhole depth 9.5 inches; upper arm circumference 12 inches; sleeve length (from underarm) 16 inches.
If you want/need more detail, find the blow-by-blow version, and learn how to improvise a sweater of your own, on the blog. The tutorial starts here.