This sweater is worth Php 60. I bought it in a Baguio Ukay last Nov 2010. Let me tell you why I think that this is perfect candidate to recycle.
1. It is orange! actually, the color of this sweater is warm orange. I imagine that it might have looked very good when it was brand new. There are specks of yellow and brown, and it is just so nice in person. When I bought it, it was the only orange garment on the racks. Maybe it is because of it's color, that no one wants it.
2. The size is Small. I believe that this size is not a very sale-able size, so maybe that is why it was left on the racks.
3. It has long sleeves. I believe that I might be able to get long yardage of yarn from this garment.
4. It's a pull over sweater. I am quite sure that even if there are places in our country where sweaters are welcome, and we have our fair share of cold weather, ( wet and cold ) , we are still a tropical country. As such, people are not really used to wearing sweaters 24 hours a day, and that we like the convenience of being able to remove the sweater if we feel like it, so we normally favor the ones that has an opening on the front or zipped up ones or those with buttons. Pullover sweaters are for me quite tedious to remove, messes your hair, and you can't do it in public, specially for women.
Just the same I decided to buy it for the purpose of ripping it apart!
Actually, I didn't frog this myself, because when I tried, it was just a mess. My ex-baby sitter didn't give up on it though. I have to give her credit for frogging this successfully.
I was able to make one cropped top on size L, and has some more left, so I might use this to make some smaller projects just to finally get rid of the yarn. This one is sized L, and I missed a pattern repeat on the back part, but it's not obvious. I refused to frog it since there's only a very small difference with that missed pattern repeat.
This shade will look nice on summer, such an irony that it used to be a sweater! The pattern I used is same as the one here: First Cropped top.