British Diver Tom Daley Reveals His Completed Tokyo Olympics Knitted Cardigan

Tom Daley Completes Olympic Knitted Cardigan

After closing out the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with four medals, British diver Tom Daley unveiled his other great accomplishment of the summer—an Olympics-inspired knitted cardigan. He posted images and a reel of the white garment on his knitting Instagram called @madewithlovebytomdaley and received heaps of praise from his thousands of followers.

Similar to his knitted medal pouch, Daley wanted to merge Great Britain with Japan in this cardigan. It features both Japanese characters and the Union Jack flag. “When I got to Tokyo, I wanted to make something that would remind me of these games. Something that I could say I had made in Tokyo, during the Olympics!” the athlete said in an Instagram post. “I did a @teamgb logo on the back, with a flag and GBR on the shoulders and Tokyo embroidered onto the front!”

Daley began knitting during the first COVID-19 lockdown and has continued to nurture his hobby during the Toky0 2020 Olympics. In addition to the cardigan, he also makes charming dog sweaters and colorful sweaters for himself and his family.

Scroll down to see more images of Daley's creation, and follow the athlete on his knitting Instagram to keep up to date with his latest creations.

British diver Tom Daley completes his Tokyo Olympics knitted cardigan.

 

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Here are some of his other knitted creations:

 

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.
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