Knit Like a Champ with New Tom Daley Kits

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Monday November 29, 2021

Olympic gold medalist diving champ Tom Daley wowed the world with his knitting prowess. Now fans can follow suit with Daley's knit kits, People Magazine reported.

Daley "has launched a line of knit kits through his website Made With Love By Tom Daley, after he and his knitting needles went viral at the Tokyo Olympics in August," People recalled.

"Photos of Daley knitting in between dives reached global attention and followers became obsessed with his knitting creations, from his medal pouches, his Team GB cardigan to his Harry Styles/J W Anderson replica knit," Fashion Network detailed.

It didn't hurt his visibility and popularity that Daley is also an enthusiastic thirst trapper on his Instagram account.




"The launch collection, 1896 (inspired by the first modern Olympics), includes knit kits for jumpers, cardigans, accessories and novelty items," Fashion Network relayed.

Daley announced his new venture in a Nov. 26 post on his @madewithlovebytomdaley Instagram account.


"I'm so happy to share Made With Love with you all!" Daley declared. "Check out my knit kits over at bytomdaley.com and #threadthelove with me!"

Noting the knit kits include "biodegradable and renewable pure wool," Fashion Network pointed out that "There are 15 products for beginners right through to advanced knitters, with a price range from £30 to £220, the latter a knit kit enough for a double-sized blanket. Each kit comes with all the needles, yarn and knitting patterns."

In addition to offering fresh gift ideas for the holiday season, Daley's new brand introduces a new avenue for collecting and centering oneself in the midst of ongoing uncertainties largely driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Over the past two years, knitting has been my savior," Daley reflects in his Instagram post. "It's been a form of mindfulness in between training and competing, and a way to pass the time while I've been traveling or sat at home during lockdowns."

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.