It may have a few moth holes or be beyond patching on the elbows but instead of throwing away that favourite old jumper, how about making it into a 'new' necklace?!
We made ours solely from the jumper arms and it is incredibly simple if a little time consuming until you get into the swing of making the beads - strips 1.5cm wide and 16cm long (obviously different widths and lengths of strips will make different sized beads), rolled up then sewn down the seam and across the top and bottom pulling the sides together until a neat ball/bead shape is achieved!
When you have your desired number of beads for your length of neclace, join them together with colour matched embroidery thread. Gorgeous!