Tom Daley models flamingo sweaters and cardigans in shoot as he launches knit brand
Tom Daley proved his own best publicity when he modeled knitwear to celebrate the launch of his knit kit brand, Made With Love.
The 27-year-old diver, who wowed fans by knitting poolside during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has turned his passion for crafts into his first range of knit kits — including packs to make flamingo sweaters, cardigans and make a £220 set to make a custom double blanket. .
The launch collection, 1896, is named in honor of the first modern Olympics and uses biodegradable and renewable pure wool.
Crafty: Tom Daley proved his own best publicity when he modeled knitwear to celebrate the launch of his knit kit brand, Made With Love
The collection launches with 15 sets, starting at £30 for a wool hat, going up to £70 for a scarf and £120 for a Flamin-GO For It sweater – giving new knitters and experienced crafters alike the chance to try Tom’s designs to make.
Each kit includes needles, yarn and knitting patterns to create a unique design.
Inspired by his recent Olympic gold medal, there’s also a You Win Christmas sweater set for £95 and a Cuddle Cardigan set for £125, seemingly a nod to the fatherhood of son Robbie, three.
For a whopping £220 customers can purchase a Thread The Love Blanket Set.
Each product can be personalized with a thick thread color of your choice.
Playful: The 27-year-old diver who wowed fans by knitting poolside at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has turned his passion for crafts into his first range of knit packs — including flamingo jumpers, cardigans and a £220 set to make a custom double blanket
Not just good in the 10m: Tom, who won gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, was spotted crocheting and knitting while watching this year’s games in Japan
Love it: The collection is launching with 15 sets, starting at £30 for a wool hat, up to £70 for a scarf and £120 for a Flamin-GO For It sweater – giving new knitters and experienced crafters alike the chance get to Tom’s designs
Tom said, ‘Knitting has been my salvation for the past two years. It was a form of mindfulness between training and competitions, and a way to pass the time while traveling or sitting at home during lockdowns.
‘I take my knitting everywhere with me and every time I make something new, I feel like I’ve accomplished something. I like to think that knitting is making a comeback, so I’m looking forward to seeing people give it a try if they haven’t already, and make things that they can actually wear.”
Tom recently stunned fans when he got into the festive spirit by donning another of his hand-knit sweaters on Tuesday — and teased the launch of his new knitting line.
The star showed off his latest creation, a cream sweater with red trim and an elaborate Christmas tree design while showing off the peace sign.
Pose: The star was every inch of the model as he posed in some knitwear
The star referred to his Instagram page dedicated to his tailored knits in the caption: ‘Made With Love… coming soon @madewithlovebytomdaley #madewithlove.
Another post on the page seemed to indicate that Tom will be launching his knitting business in a company with the caption: ‘Made With Love – Launching Soon by tomdaley.com.’
Tom, who won gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, was spotted crocheting and knitting while watching this year’s games in Japan.
Tom recently showed a swimsuit that he had crocheted.
The sports star showed off his washboard abs and posed in his underpants over a swimming pool.
Do you want to make this? For a whopping £220 customers can purchase a Thread The Love Blanket Set
Model moment: Tom wore a colorful cardigan while posing with models
Nod: He showed some baby socks with his and husband Lance’s initials
In the post, he wrote: ‘Finally I’ve made crochet knickers!’ before sharing photos of himself in various poses.
He added: “I couldn’t help but share these suitcases I made. It’s my first attempt at crocheting underpants and I’m sure it will help me.’
At the Olympics, Tom and Matty defeated China by just 1.23 points after a nerve-racking performance in the synchronized category as Daley took his third Olympic medal.
Daley made his Olympic debut in Beijing at the age of 14 and won bronze in London 2012 and Rio five years ago.
Daley and Lee were not expected to win, with China being the favourites, but they never fell out of the top two, finishing with a score of 471.81 after an exceptional pike forward 4 and a half somersault when the pressure was high in the final round.
Diving into Christmas: Tom recently stunned fans when he got into the festive spirit by donning another of his hand-knit sweaters on Tuesday — and teased the launch of his new knitting line
Selfie: The versatile diver, 27, showed off his latest creation, a cream sweater with red trim and an elaborate Christmas tree design
The poor fourth round dive in China saw the Team GB pair take the lead and they never looked back, with the ROC claiming bronze.
‘It’s quite unbelievable. I’ve been dreaming, like Matty, ever since I started diving for this moment 20 years ago,” said Daley.
“I thought I was going to win Olympic gold in Rio and it wasn’t nearly the opposite.
“My husband told me that my story was not finished and that my son (Robbie) had to be there to watch me win an Olympic gold medal.
“I can say that my son saw me become an Olympic champion, albeit on TV because they couldn’t be here. It’s such a great feeling.’
Lee added: “It felt crazy, of course. In October 2018 I moved all my life from Leeds to London. I was away from my family and friends, everyone. I had nothing in London. Our goal was to win an Olympic medal.
“It was very special for me to be able to hang the well-deserved gold medal around his neck and I am very proud of him. Of course my dream is to become a gold medalist, an Olympic gold medalist, and it’s great to be able to win that with him.”
Trunks: The Olympic diver recently took to his Instagram stories and shared several photos of himself wearing his knitted trunk, which was navy blue with yellow stripes