A Swift in Constellation (light blue) 525 Ballistic with Moab (brick red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic with Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Nordic (blue with grey grid) 400 Halcyon Swift with Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Nordic (blue with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with Ultraviolet (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Black (black with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Black (black with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with Ultraviolet (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Black (black with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with Iberian (red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Black (black with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Black (black with grey grid) 400 Halcyon with Taiga (olive green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Taiga (olive green with a dark grey grid) 400 Halcyon with Moab (brick red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Original (black with white grid) 400 Halcyon with Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Original (black with white grid) 400 Halcyon with Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Original (black with white grid) 400 Halcyon with Ultraviolet (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Verde (green) 1050 Ballistic with Ultraviolet (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Black 1050 Ballistic with Solaris (yellow with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Verde (green) 1050 Ballistic with Steel (dark grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Aubergine (dark purple) 1050 Ballistic with Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Black 1050 Ballistic with Iberian (red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Black 1050 Ballistic with Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Coyote (brown) 1050 Ballistic with Steel (dark grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Steel (dark grey) 1050 Ballistic with Ultraviolet (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Steel (dark grey) 1050 Ballistic with Iberian (red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Burnt Orange 1050 Ballistic with Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Aubergine (dark purple) 1050 Ballistic with Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Aubergine (dark purple) 1050 Ballistic with Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic with Sangria (medium red with light red grid) 210 Cerylon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Cloud (light grey) 525 Ballistic with Tidal (grey-blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Burnt Orange 1050 Ballistic with Ultraviolet (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Navy (dark blue) 1050 Ballistic with Iberian (red with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic with Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Aubergine (dark purple) 525 Ballistic with Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Steel (grey) 1050 Ballistic with Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Logic Blue (light blue) 630 Recycled with Mountain Grey (medium grey with light grey grid) 210 Cerylon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Black 525 Ballistic with Cobalt (blue with dark blue grid) 210 Cerylon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Seapine (dark blue-green) 630 Recycled with Sangria (medium red with light red grid) 210 Cerylon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Black 525 Ballistic with Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Black 525 Ballistic with Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Mars Red 525 Ballistic with Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Wilderness (forest green) 525 Ballistic with Taiga (olive green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic with Cobalt (blue with dark blue grid) 210 Cerylon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with Ultraviolet (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Deep Blue (dark blue) 525 Ballistic with Wasabi (green with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Nebulous Grey (medium grey) 525 Ballistic with Ultraviolet (purple with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack. A Swift in Burnt Orange 525 Ballistic with Northwest Sky (light grey with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack.
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Swift

$100.00

Designed for knitters by knitters.

15.5 liters (950 cu. in.)

Description

Clear pockets for accessories + no zippers to snag yarn = your and our requirements for a great knitting bag.

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.

 

The Swift Story:
In 2005, we held a contest with Knitty® magazine and asked their readers to tell us everything they would like to see in the ultimate knitting bag — from colors, materials, and style of bag to functionality, accessories, and size. We received a flood of entries and suggestions. Tom made a few prototypes and sent them off to the editors of Knitty® for review; they responded with their ideas and thoughts. And, when the final design was ready for debut, the editors of Knitty® held a naming party. Many great names were suggested, but the winning entry was chosen because it has significance to knitters but doesn't designate the bag as solely for knitting: it's a great bag for all kinds of crafts, and many folks will find its clear pockets and stuff sack useful features in an everyday bag. Special thanks go to Amy and all the editors and readers of Knitty® magazine: we (really) couldn't have done it without you.

 

The Swift is available in multiple colors and fabrics, although the features, layout, and size remain the same in all versions.

Inside the Swift are two clear urethane pockets. 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, color matched to the interior lining of the color the Swift you choose) 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 is made of the same 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.

The remaining interior of the Swift is devoted to space: lots of it. For custom organization, add Clear Organizer Pouches or Pen/Tool Wrap. 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.

Knitty® is a registered trademark of Knitty magazine, used with permission.

Materials

Specs

Dimensions

12.6" (w) x 13.4" (h) x 7.5" (d) / 320 (w) x 340 (h) x 190 (d) mm
Handle Length: 22" / 560 mm

Weight

1050 high tenacity ballistic nylon: TBD
525 high tenacity ballistic nylon: 1 lb 2.9 oz / 535 grams
630 denier 50% Recycled nylon: TBD
400d Halcyon®/420d nylon ripstop: 1 lb 1 oz / 480 grams

Volume

950 cubic inches / 15.5 liters (ASTM Standard Measure)

Total O-Rings

6 (4 in the main compartment, 1 in the front clear pocket, 1 in the back clear pocket)

What's Included

1x 8-inch Black Webbing Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap
1x Medium Clear-Bottomed Yarn Stuff Sack (Color Corresponds to Interior Color of Swift)

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Sewn in Seattle

Our bags are designed and sewn right here in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

That allows us to be control freaks in the best way possible; we have direct control and oversight of the quality of our materials, our products, and the jobs and working environment that we help create. It also offers us a unique spontaneity: when we have an idea for a new product or accessory, we can design it, figure out how to build it, add it to our website and be ready to ship it out our front door all within just a few weeks. How cool is that?

Intrigued? You can find out more about the unusual way we do business on our Company Philosophy page.

THE BIHN Guarantee

Everything you buy from us here at TOM BIHN is satisfaction guaranteed. We’ve been in business for over 30 years and we stand behind what we make.

If something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it for free. Repairs due to normal wear and tear or due to other things that are not our fault will be performed, when possible, at a reasonable charge right here in our Seattle factory where your bag was made. Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and almost always evident while the product is still new. Keep in mind that bags and packs are often subject to extreme wear in everyday use: do not expect them to last forever. Only true love lasts forever! You can expect a TOM BIHN product to give years and years of hard service.

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The perfect bag for knitters

This is my favorite bag! I have tried several others trying to find the right knitting bag. You can tell that the team at Tom Bihn thought about the design of this bag. It has pockets for organizing notions and knitting needles. The interior space is perfect for projects of assorted sizes. The handles are the perfect length and allow for easy carrying. Love the button closure across the top because it keeps items secure while allowing easy access. The smaller bag that is included with the Swift is awesome! It keeps your working yarn tidy and allows it to feed through smoothly so you can keep working. I have a lot of bags from all different places. This bag (and my other Tom Bihn) is my favorite! I couldn’t ask for anything better. Thank you to the team for the attention to detail, skilled craftsmanship, and commitment to producing high quality goods. I’ll be a customer for life!

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Great knitting bag!

I recently received a replacement for a Swift that I had for 12 years. Very durable! Same great design. I had to wait for production, but it was well worth the wait. 2 large zippered pockets and the pouch - enough storage but not too complicated.

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Swift

Amazing storage for the size with great storage

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Swift

Great for traveling with multiple knitting projects.

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Kntting Bag

I had problems with the lack of a closure (can't use it as a purse as well as a knitting bag), the stickiness of clear plastic parts (which I was told would wear off) and the fact that both internal zippers have a small piece that catches the wool when I knit. Sigh.

I think it may just not be for me - the colour choices were all subdued and I really had wanted a bright colour!

The quality (aside from the choice of zipper pull) is incredible but I think it is just not for me,

I definitely shoved a large shawl , wool and a big notions bag in there when I was trying it out.

It does sit nicely on the floor, but as I mentioned I have to keep track of where the yarn pulls from to avoid the zips.

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