The 27-year-old Olympic gold medalist – who delighted fans with his poolside knitting during Tokyo 2020 over the summer – has unveiled his collection with kits to make vests, flamingo jumpers and even a £220 (R4 760) set to create a customised double blanket.
TOM DALEY’S 1896 KNITTING RANGE
The 1896 range – which uses biodegradable and renewable pure wool – has been named after the year of the first modern Olympics Games. It features 15 kits, which include £30 (R649) for a woollen hat, £70 (R1514) for a scarf and £120 (R2598) for a Flamin-GO For It jumper.
They all come with needles, yarn and patterns to create unique designs.
“Over the past two years, knitting has been my saviour. It’s been a form of mindfulness in between training and competing, and a way to pass the time while I’ve been travelling or sat at home during lockdowns.”
Olympic diver Tom Daley
“I bring my knitting everywhere and I feel like I’ve accomplished something every time I make something new. I like to think knitting is making a comeback so I look forward to people giving it a try if they haven’t before, making things they can actually wear.”
TOM DALEY: OLYMPIC POOLSIDE KNITTING
The sportsman – who has three-year-old son Robbie with husband Dustin Lance Black – admitted ahead of the Games over summer that he’d be keeping busy during his downtime at the event with his craft hobby.
“I have lots of things to keep me occupied, like my obsession with knitting and crochet. I’m planning on bringing a whole extra suitcase of yarn because I’m not going to be allowed out of the village to go to the shops. I want to make sure I’m well stocked.”