I present the finished Men's Zipped Raglan, for the Mr. It is from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, knitted with 8 skeins Manos del Uruguay wool in color 108, Granite, on size 9 needles. I actually used one less skein than called for. I started this monster project back in January of 2006 with great gusto, and then promptly put it down about halfway through and ignored it for eight months. After finally feeling the oppression of the UFO hanging over my head, I picked it back up after Christmas and finished it. The orange zipper is from zippersource.com, and if you haven't discovered this website yet - go check it out. You can custom order just about any kind of zipper you can think of. The zipper was the only part I didn't do - I sent it to my finisher, Rene Dickey.
I didn't do any modifications to speak of. Some of the people who've done this before have changed it up a bit to make the ribs match on the raglan lines, but I just went with the pattern as written. For the size I did (42") the fronts match up perfectly, but the back raglan ribs don't. I don't think anyone will ever notice. The pattern is very easy and straightforward, if you don't mind endless 4x4 ribbing. Being on size 9s it should go pretty quickly, if you actually work on it. I'm just happy that it's finally finished, and it actually fits! We had some concerns when he tried it on pre-blocking, but all worries went away after I blocked the crap out of it.