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Knitty 10th Anniversary Swift - Tom Bihn TOM BIHN Holiday Gifts

The Knitty® 10th Anniversary Swift Story, as told by Amy Singer, Editor of Knitty®

In 2005, Knitty® and TOM BIHN collaborated to design what we think is the ultimate knitting bag. So when we reached our milestone 10th anniversary, it seemed fitting to celebrate it with a special-edition Swift! This Swift has the same ultra-functional features you know and love, but in a brand-new color combination, just for us! The outer color is brand new: it's ballistic nylon in a deep raspberry purple called Aubergine. The reverse side features sleek Steel grey ballistic. Inside, the pockets are lined with Wasabi, and the included Stuff Sack matches the lining. And to top it all off, our special 10th anniversary logo is carefully embroidered onto each bag on the Aubergine side. We love how these colors look together and have been carrying our prototypes around to envious glances from knitters everywhere.

This special-edition bag will be available only through TomBihn.com for a limited time and only in the configuration shown. It's special, it's just for Knitty®'s readers, and once it's gone, it's gone.

The Swift is a shoulder bag specifically for knitters and crafty types, designed by Tom in collaboration with the readers of Knitty® magazine. The Swift's tote-bag design allows its contents to be easily found: you'll never have to waste time searching inside deep caverns for small, lost items.

A couple of additions to what Ms. Singer said: December 31, 2012, is the last day the Knitty® 10th Anniversary Swift will be available for order. The Knitty® 10th Anniversary Swift is now available with pockets lined in Ultraviolet.

The Knitty® 10th Anniversary Swift in Aubergine ballistic nylon:
Knitty® 10th Anniversary Swift is constructed of our U.S. made, 1050 denier, high tenacity ballistic nylon. The ballistic nylon is stiff and helps the Swift to stand up on its own, even when it's empty. The Knitty® 10th Anniversary Swift is the first Swift to be made available in our new color of 1050d U.S. ballistic nylon: Aubergine. Amy Singer described it best: a deep raspberry purple. Our Aubergine ballistic nylon is almost iridescent — different light picks up the different rich pink and purple hues in the fabric.

The embroidery of the 10th anniversary logo on the Knitty® 10th Anniversary Swift is incredibly detailed and intricate. Not ones to settle for anything less than perfection, we went through several rounds of designs and embroidery tests before we settled on this, the final version. That's why the 10th Anniversary Knitty® Swift is $100 (the Swift is $90).

Inside the Swift are two clear urethane pockets backed with our Japanese Dyneema®/nylon ripstop fabric. The pockets mirror each other, and they close with strong #8 YKK zippers. Above one of these pockets you'll find an O-ring with a key snap attached. On each end of the bag's interior is another O-ring. The O-rings are designed to allow you to clip the included Medium Yarn Stuff Sack (Clear Bottom, in Wasabi) to the left or right side of the bag. And, of course, you can clip additional Yarn Stuff Sacks to the O-rings.

The included Medium Yarn Stuff Sack (Clear Bottom, in Wasabi) is made of the same Dyneema®/nylon ripstop fabric that backs the clear urethane pockets of the Swift. This Yarn Stuff Sack can accommodate a large ball of yarn. It has a drawstring top, and it includes a feature knitters will immediately notice as indispensable: a triangular clip open/close grommet to feed yarn through. The clear urethane bottom allows you to quickly see what the Yarn Stuff Sack contains.

Additional Yarn Stuff Sacks, available in a wide variety of sizes and colors, are available for purchase here. (Get some in Ultraviolet to match if you opt for the Knitty® Swift with Ultraviolet-lined pockets.)

The remaining interior of the Swift is devoted to space: lots of it. For custom organization, add Clear Organizer Pouches or Clear Quarter Packing Cubes. A button closure secures the top of the bag, which, unlike a zipper, won't fray yarn or projects. The handles are the ideal length for carrying in hand or on the shoulder, with the highest quality PORON® foam padding them.

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Materials:

U.S. made, high tenacity 1050 denier Aubergine and Steel ballistic nylon — exterior
.016" clear urethane inside pocket fronts
200 denier Wasabi or Ultraviolet Dyneema®/nylon ripstop inside pocket backs
#8 YKK coil zippers on pockets
PORON® foam handles
The embroidery celebrates the 10th anniversary of Knitty® magazine.


Construction:

Made in USA
100% finished seams


Specifications:

Dimensions: 7.5" x 12.5" x 13.5" / 190 x 320 x 340 mm
Weight: 18 oz / 510 grams
Volume: 950 cubic inches / 15.5 liters (ASTM Standard Measure)


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Swift
Swift: $90.00
Clear Organizer Pouches
Clear Organizer Pouches: $9.00 - $16.00
Yarn Stuff Sack
Yarn Stuff Sack: $14.00 - $20.00
The Little Swift
The Little Swift: $80.00