I live in Chicago - this winter I'm avoiding the use of public trans as much as possible and so have been enduring the cold even more than usual. I need more sweaters. I can't afford those pretty sweaters at urban outfitters and though I looove knitting that much nice yarn adds up to a pretty penny and I could mess it up pretty easily. A local thrift store has 3 for $1.00 sales on certain tags every Sunday and there are tons of pretty sweaters in the mens section but of course they are all huge. Many aren't even huge - but the armpits are down at my waist - what gives?! Solution? A simple resize! Its a scary idea to cut that knit.. but really its no more difficult than a t-shirt resize. Just throw your sewing machine onto a zigzag stitch and proceed as normal - VOILA!
For this one I cut right up the sides and made new arm holes entirely but some sweaters have that baseball tee tyle cut and you have to proceed with a bit more caution but its totally do-able. Just practice on the less awesome ones in case