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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$93.00


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)

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Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 86 reviews
100%would recommend this product
86 reviews
  • Erin S.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Sewn in USA, Unique, Versatile, Good Storage Size
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Sewn in USA, Unique, Versatile, Good Storage Size
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Could this be the perfect tote? (Shh, don't tell the Swift!)

    I recently used my large Swift as a giant tote bag for a conference, and it was perfect. Cavernous and effective for hauling groceries and sweaters and shoes and such. So when the opportunity arose to try out my new Little Swift, I was excited to try it. I fit a Side Effect, a medium clear-bottomed yarn sack, a water bottle, sunglasses, and some snacks for an afternoon at Grandma and Grandpa's house with the kids, and it. was. perfect. Not so big that things got lost, but not so small that items had to be squished or omitted. For everyday kinds of things, it's really a delightful little tote. It's definitely more on the 'purse-like-object' side of size, but sometimes you just want something that's not massive to haul a few handy extra things.

  • Hilary S.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Comfortable, Good Storage Size, Thoughtful Design
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Comfortable, Good Storage Size, Thoughtful Design
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great little bag, for projects or as a handbag

    This bag is thoughtfully designed as a project bag. I like that it opens really wide, stands up on its own, and the handles are just the right length. I don't really care for the plasticky material on the inside pockets, but the visibility is a bonus, so I guess that's the tradeoff. It would also make for a highly functional handbag, although I haven't used it that way quite yet. It is not big enough for my straight needles, they stick out the top, so go for the regular sized one if that's how you'd use it.

    As for the little yarn pouch, it works fine. Just the right size for the cakes that come off my ball winder. I don't use the little clip for threading the yarn, but it was handy to have the pouch to contain the yarn and keep it clean while knitting on recent car and plane trips.

  • Leah T.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Versatile, Compact
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, Versatile, Compact
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Amazing!

    Its so perfect I'm actually using it as my go-to purse/daily bag, not just for knitting projects! I love it!

  • Kathleen C.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Good Storage Size, High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, High Quality Finishings, Sewn in USA
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Good Storage Size, High Quality Craftsmanship, Durable, High Quality Finishings, Sewn in USA
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Yarn bag

    So far I’ve knit one project while I’ve had this bag. I want to love it, but it needs a few small adjustments to be the perfect bag.

    The yarn stuff sack is probably the most problematic. I’m knitting with a lace weight yarn and if I thread my yarn through the hook inside the bag, my yarn pulls in a way that it gets stuck in the joint on the hook on the outside of the bag. So I just don’t thread my yarn through the hook inside the stuff sack and try to make sure that my yarn pulls through the top and away from that outside hook.

    I also wish there was a sleeve on the outside of the swift. And I’d like to see one pen/pencil slot in the bag.

    The only other issue is the bag straps. They are very thick. Thicker than is comfortable for my small hands. Yarn is not heavy and I’m not toting around pounds of yarn to really make these thick straps necessary.

    With a few small adjustments, it could be the perfect bag!! The quality is AMAZING and the bag should last forever. Plus I love the colors. I’ll use it for many years.

  • Una W.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, Unique, Great Gift
    1 year ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, Unique, Great Gift
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great Travel Knitting Bag

    Perfect for small project you want to take on your next trip! Well made as all Tom Bihn bags are and the little sack is a perfect addition. Don’t hesitate to get the Little Swift if you are a fiber crafter!

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