PlantGoddess -That sounds great, and really simple. The jumper I am talking about is quite a coarse coral pink, baby pink and white combination. I reworked another knitted jumper (a creamy white -gorgeously soft) previously by removing and changing seams (similar to what you have explained), so I understand what its about. ...Thinking about that jumper I haven't actually worn it... hmmmm....
If this method works really well, :think: it will take at least one ball of wool to create the body of a jumper +sleeves and if I go to a secondhand/charity shop and find a knit in a colour I like and recycle the wool from it. Theoretically, I could get 2 or more balls of wool for less than the original price of one!:yay: :happydance: :woohoo: cloud9
(I feel like a thrifty genius, but dont worry it probably wont last. I will be trying to attempt my first pattern, that will my first lace, and my first attempt at doing a purl stitch, on a bigger-than-recommended knitting needle, with not-recommended-for-this-project wool... Oh did I mention I'm a beginner knitter, still learning the basics!)