|My sister just sent me two lovely knit tops, and they were much too big to fit me well. The soft wide-ribbed fabric was a cotton/rayon blend with a little nylon/lycra.
I carefully cut them apart on the seamlines, which yielded enough "yardage" to make each one into a knit top that fits me well. By placing the hemline of the body and sleeve pieces on the ribbed hem edge of the former top, I was able to avoid having to re-hem my new tops. And there was enough extra to do a self binding on the neckline.
Finding nice, affordable knit yardage can sometimes be challenging. This is one possible way to recycle new or unworn garments from yard sales or thrift shops into something more flattering and stylish.