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

$85.00

A smaller version of the Swift knitting bag.

Description

The perfectly sized tote for every day carry. Designed with knitters and other crafty types in mind.

 

The Little Swift is a smaller version of our Swift tote bag. Originally designed for knitters and crafty types, The Swift was designed by Tom in collaboration with the readers of Knitty® magazine. Since its debut, the Swift has become popular among knitters and non-knitters alike seeking a uniquely styled tote/shoulder bag. Tom noticed that many of the women who work at TOM BIHN and carry Swifts didn't always need a bag as large as the Swift. On some days, a smaller version would work better. And the Little Swift was born.

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

Inside the Little 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 Small Yarn Stuff Sack (in a color and fabric matching the interior of the bag) 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 Small Yarn Stuff Sack is made with the same fabric that backs the clear urethane pockets of the Little Swift. This Yarn Stuff Sack can accommodate a medium or small 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 remaining interior of the Little Swift is devoted to space for your stuff. For custom organization, add Clear Organizer PouchesKnitting Tool Pouches, a Travel Tray or Pen/Tool Wrap. The Little 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 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

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

500 cubic inches / 8.2 liters (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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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 compact size is the perfect complement to my Pickup Truck Bag, and fits tidily into my ortleib cycle pack!

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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.

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Kid sister to bigger swift

My trip knitting bag. I really like the smaller size for light summer projects. I love the green exterior and red interior.

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