A Little Swift in Aubergine (dark purple) 1050 Ballistic with Island (blue with white grid) 200 Halcyon interior and Yarn Stuff Sack.
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$96.00


Color: Aubergine Ballistic/Island 200 Halcyon

A smaller version of the Swift knitting bag.

8 liters / 500 cu. in.

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TLDR

A small tote for knitters and crafty types.

  • Open-top tote, spacious main compartment, secured with button closure
  • 2 flat clear urethane interior pockets
  • Flat bottom that allows bag to stand on its own
  • Includes one Small Yarn Stuff Sack that matches interior of the bag, clipped into O-ring
  • Handles with PORON® foam padding for extra comfort

Full Description

The Little Swift is a smaller version of our Swift tote bag, designed by Tom in collaboration with the readers of Knitty® magazine. We were inspired to make a smaller version because, well, on some days we don't need to carry as much.

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

Open-Top Tote, Secured with Button Closure

The Little Swift is an open-top tote. Looking at the profile view, you will see that top sides are V-shaped, giving the bag a nice wide opening. The main compartment fits a small to medium sized project, such as a scarf. The top of the tote is secured with a button closure. We deliberately chose to omit the use of a main zipper so that you don't risk snagging your yarn when loading and unloading your bag.

An O-ring is situated on each interior end of the bag right below the "V." The O-rings are designed to allow you to clip the included All Fabric, Small Yarn Stuff Sack to the left or right side of the bag. You can also clip additional, optional organizers to the O-rings.

On the interior front and backsides of the main compartment are two flat clear urethane pockets. The pockets mirror each other and they close with strong #8 YKK zippers. We kept these pockets flat to maximize the space in the main compartment. This is a great spot to put your tools or anything that you want to keep in sight. The pockets also flap up, allowing you to easily access them even when the main compartment is fully loaded.

Above each clear urethane pocket is an O-ring for additional pouches. You'll find an attached Key Strap above one of these pockets.

Flat Bottom

We designed the Swift to be able to stand on its own. You can feel at ease putting the bag down in front of you on the plane or next to you at a café or park, and you won't have to worry about the contents of your bag spilling out. We've also heard that balls of yarn rolling out is about the worst thing that could happen.

The flat bottom of the Swift is made with our heavy duty 1050 denier Black Ballistic fabric. If you tend to put your bag on the ground, you don't have to worry about the bottom tearing since the fabric is quite strong. And the dark color will prevent any dirt from becoming easily visible. 

PORON® Foam-Padded Handles

The handles are the ideal length for carrying in hand or over the shoulder, with the highest quality PORON® foam padding.

What's Included

All Fabric, Small Yarn Stuff Sack

This Yarn Stuff Sack can accommodate a ball of yarn. It has a drawstring top and a triangular clip open/close grommet to feed yarn through.

8" Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap

As with most of our bags, we've included a key strap. 8" long from tip-to-tip, a snaphook on either end. Good for attaching your keys to.

What's Optional

Yarn Stuff Sack

We included one Yarn Stuff Sack, but you can always add more and clip them onto the O-rings.

Travel Stuff Sack

Similar to the Yarn Stuff Sack but oval bottom. Comes in 4 sizes.

Clear 3D Organizer Cube or All-Fabric 3D Organizer Cube

Store small knitting supplies.

Small Travel Tray

Perfect for another ball of yarn.

Cache

We know knitters like to have access to their patterns. We also think the Little Swift can double up as an everyday tote for the café. Store up to 11" tablet in a Cache for extra protection, then slip it inside the main compartment.

The Little Swift is an open-top tote. Looking at the profile view, you will see that top sides are V-shaped, giving the bag a nice wide opening. The main compartment fits a small to medium sized project, such as a scarf. The top of the tote is secured with a button closure. We deliberately chose to omit the use of a main zipper so that you don't risk snagging your yarn when loading and unloading your bag.

An O-ring is situated on each interior end of the bag right below the "V." The O-rings are designed to allow you to clip the included All Fabric, Small Yarn Stuff Sack to the left or right side of the bag. You can also clip additional, optional organizers to the O-rings.

On the interior front and backsides of the main compartment are two flat clear urethane pockets. The pockets mirror each other and they close with strong #8 YKK zippers. We kept these pockets flat to maximize the space in the main compartment. This is a great spot to put your tools or anything that you want to keep in sight. The pockets also flap up, allowing you to easily access them even when the main compartment is fully loaded.

Above each clear urethane pocket is an O-ring for additional pouches. You'll find an attached Key Strap above one of these pockets.

We designed the Swift to be able to stand on its own. You can feel at ease putting the bag down in front of you on the plane or next to you at a café or park, and you won't have to worry about the contents of your bag spilling out. We've also heard that balls of yarn rolling out is about the worst thing that could happen.

The flat bottom of the Swift is made with our heavy duty 1050 denier Black Ballistic fabric. If you tend to put your bag on the ground, you don't have to worry about the bottom tearing since the fabric is quite strong. And the dark color will prevent any dirt from becoming easily visible. 

The handles are the ideal length for carrying in hand or over the shoulder, with the highest quality PORON® foam padding.

All Fabric, Small Yarn Stuff Sack

This Yarn Stuff Sack can accommodate a ball of yarn. It has a drawstring top and a triangular clip open/close grommet to feed yarn through.

8" Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap

As with most of our bags, we've included a key strap. 8" long from tip-to-tip, a snaphook on either end. Good for attaching your keys to.

Yarn Stuff Sack

We included one Yarn Stuff Sack, but you can always add more and clip them onto the O-rings.

Travel Stuff Sack

Similar to the Yarn Stuff Sack but oval bottom. Comes in 4 sizes.

Clear 3D Organizer Cube or All-Fabric 3D Organizer Cube

Store small knitting supplies.

Small Travel Tray

Perfect for another ball of yarn.

Cache

We know knitters like to have access to their patterns. We also think the Little Swift can double up as an everyday tote for the café. Store up to 11" tablet in a Cache for extra protection, then slip it inside the main compartment.

Materials

Specs

Dimensions

11" x 9.5" x 6" / 280 x 240 x 150 mm
Handle Length: 22" / 560 mm

Weights

1050d high tenacity ballistic nylon: 15 oz / 415 grams
525 high tenacity ballistic nylon: TBD
630 denier 50% Recycled nylon: TBD
400d Halcyon®/420d nylon ripstop: 13 oz / 370 grams

Volume

8 liters / 500 cu. in. (ASTM Standard Measure)

Total O-Rings

6 (4 in the main compartment, 1 in the left clear pocket, 1 in the right clear pocket)

What's Included

1x 8-inch Black Webbing Snaphook/Snaphook Key Strap
1x Small All-Fabric Yarn Stuff Sack (Color Corresponds to Interior Color of Little Swift)

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 88 reviews
100%would recommend this product
88 reviews
  • Martha S.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Unique, High Quality Finishings, Good Storage Size
    2 years ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Unique, High Quality Finishings, Good Storage Size
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Splendid little bag!

    I got the Little Swift in Cloud with Tidal lining. I love the colors, they go great together and are somehow vibrant even though they're a more muted palette than some of the other color combos. The bag does slouch a tad when not full (as in picture), but stands up pretty well. In the picture you can see the Tidal small yarn sack and a larger one I got in Ultraviolet, as well as Knitting tool pouches I'm Aubergine, all of which fit in the bag together right now without a large project in the bag as well (I have a rolled up Tidal Tool/Pen wrap in an inside pocket too which isn't visible). I put a (non-Tom Bihn) book tote that's roughly the dimensions of the Swift in background for comparison. The quality of the Little Swift, yarn sack, and inside pockets and clips is amazing. I'm confident that it will last for ages. I love how everything has a loop that it can be fastened to so nothing is floating around in the bag. I wish I'd ordered the larger Swift too! I'll leave reviews on all the accessories I sprung for separately. Great gift for yourself or the crafter in your life.

  • Julie D.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, High Quality Finishings, Good Storage Size
    2 years ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Compact, High Quality Finishings, Good Storage Size
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Best little project bag ever

    I love the Little Swift for my smaller crochet projects. It has two zipper pockets, just like its bigger counterpart, and it has plenty of room for a few skeins of yarn and a smallish project. Quality is outstanding.

  • Erica B.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Comfortable, Good Storage Size, Durable
    2 years ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Comfortable, Good Storage Size, Durable
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    As always, amazing bag

    I bought a large swift years ago when they first came out. It started as a knitting bag, but turned into my go-to purse. I was really excited with the re-release and ordered the smaller version to actually use as a knitting bag.

    The seapine and sangria are both beautiful colors and the design is still a fav. It stands open on its own, but also packs flat when not in use, or stuffed into another bag. The O rings are thoughtfully placed to hook accessories onto and the zippered pouches are great for knitting needles or papers.

    The bags are so lightweight but sturdy! With the larger swift that I use as my EDC, the padded straps keep my shoulder from hurting and the design fits perfectly under my arm. I can carry the bag filled to the brim and heavy for a full day shopping without any discomfort.

    Also, after several years of daily use and abuse, my large swift looks new. The fabric has held up for nearly a decade! No fade, snags, tears, and the zippers still slide like butter.

    I cannot say enough nice things about Tom Bihn in general and specifically this bag design. Customer service is always amazing, and you can't beat the warranty.

  • Destiny I.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, Good Storage Size, Versatile, Thoughtful Design
    2 years ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, Good Storage Size, Versatile, Thoughtful Design
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    LOVE the Little Swift!

    I absolutely love the Little Swift! I have had a Swift (the big one) for years, and was so excited when pre-orders for the new batch, including the Little Swift, became available. The pre-order came right when it was promised, too.

    I use mine to carry a knitting project (or two), along with whatever other little things I need - my wallet, bus pass, phone, etc. I love how much it holds - I can even get a full sized knitting book in there!

  • Carrie F.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Comfortable, Thoughtful Design, Durable
    2 years ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Comfortable, Thoughtful Design, Durable
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Excellent bag with thoughtful construction.

    This is a beautiful bag! I love that it stands up on its own; doesn't have a zip top to catch yarn when knitting; has several O-rings so that you can clip in things that rest on the top (and might otherwise be at risk to fall out). I like the zippered plastic side pouches, but things cling a bit as you try to slide larger items like a book or laptop down the side of the bag - I'll probably get used to that soon, but I've been surprised by the resistance a couple of times.

    Its a little smaller than I expected, but that's on me for not judging the measurements more critically. I can use this bag as a purse and knitting bag for small knitting projects - socks, hats, scarves - but if I have a larger knitting project it would be a tight squeeze. I can also fit my laptop in it, but the corners stick out a bit. If you knit larger projects like sweaters or baby blankets, or want the bag to do dual duty to transport a laptop or also use as a purse, go for the full size Swift.

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