British diver Tom Daley knits at the Tokyo Olympics. His and other celebrities’ affinities with knitwear has caused it to surge in popularity recently. Photo: Getty Images
British diver Tom Daley knits at the Tokyo Olympics. His and other celebrities’ affinities with knitwear has caused it to surge in popularity recently. Photo: Getty Images
Fashion

Harry Styles and Tom Daley have made cardigans cool again. Meet the designers using technology to fuel a knitwear renaissance

  • Celebrities’ affinities with cardigans and jumpers has led to a surge in the popularity of knitted clothes, to which fashion labels have responded
  • Designers are using merino wool, said to be ‘the original eco fibre’, and new technology to push the boundaries of knitwear, creating footwear, suits and more

British diver Tom Daley knits at the Tokyo Olympics. His and other celebrities’ affinities with knitwear has caused it to surge in popularity recently. Photo: Getty Images
British diver Tom Daley knits at the Tokyo Olympics. His and other celebrities’ affinities with knitwear has caused it to surge in popularity recently. Photo: Getty Images
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