‘Tom Daley effect’ spurs men to take up knitting amid home crafting boom

About 1 million people became hooked on hobby over lockdown after Olympian was seen purling poolside

The home knit is having a moment this winter as the “Tom Daley effect” sees more young men and women picking up knitting needles to create “slow” fashion.

Figures show that about 1 million people have taken up the hobby since the start of the pandemic, and the Olympic gold medal-winner turned supercrafter has launched a new range that could encourage yet more to take it up.

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