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Here’s all you need to dive into knitting like Olympian Tom Daley

HAVE you been inspired by Olympian Tom Daley?

Not his diving . . . I’m talking about his knitting.

The gold-medallist was spotted with his needles and wool while watching the women compete.

Tom says it is a good way for him to relax.

Whether having a go or a knitting pro, you will have a ball with these top deals . . . 


Most craft stores sell these but I would pop into your local charity shop first, as there are usually a few pairs around.

If not, you can pick them up secondhand via eBay, or head to The Range, which has pairs from £1.99 and crochet hooks for just £1.


There are brilliant influencers out there who share top tips, from the basic to the very advanced.

I like ­, where new videos are uploaded every Tuesday. Or try

You could also listen to the Shinybees crafting and knitting podcast for inspiration.


For ideas on what to knit, check out

It has plenty of free downloadable knitting patterns for projects including baby blankets, scarves and teddy bears, to name a few.

If you are a beginner, now is a great time to start knitting a Christmas present for someone.


You don’t need as much wool as you think to get started.

Hobbycraft has three-for-two deals across its yarn and wool.

Or head to where wool is reduced to £1.25, down from £1.80, in plenty of different colours and sizes.

Try for sparkly wool (ideal for Christmas jumpers) costing just £3.99.


If you are already a knitter, like Tom, it might be time to up your game.

The Works is selling knitting books for £5, down from £9.99.

The sale includes a Winter Knits book that includes some great patterns for jumpers, hats and cardigans.

Deal of the day

SIP on an Aperol Spritz this weekend, as a litre bottle of Aperol Aperitivo from Sainsbury’s is now £15, down from £20.

SAVE: £5

Cheap treat

IT’S a choc-solid saving – a pack of four Magnums is yours for £2.50 at Tesco with a Clubcard, normally £3.

SAVE: 50p

Top tips

TEACH kids to be safe online with a new fairytale for the digital era.

Vodafone is offering 10,000 free digital copies of Chicken Clicking, Troll Stinks and Old Macdonald Had A Phone, written by children’s author Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Tony Ross, to help kids understand the dangers.

You can download them at now.

Top swap

NEED a hand in the garden?

You could get a garden cart from for £89.99, down from £99.99.

Or instead, pop to Homebase, where you can get one for just £49.

SAVE £40.99

Giselle's little helper

CHICK out this deal for dinner.

Until August 10, Sainsbury’s British fresh medium whole chicken 1.6kg will be half price.

Usually £3.50, now just £1.75.

Shop and save

FIRE up your garden style with Aldi’s Gardenline log burner, just £69.99 and back in stock online now.

Hot right now

READ all about it at The Works, where you can get three fiction books for £5.

Perfect for your holidays.

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