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U.S. high tenacity 1050 denier ballistic nylon – or – ultralight 400d Halcyon/420d nylon ripstop exterior
.016" clear urethane inside pocket fronts
200 denier Halcyon/nylon ripstop inside pocket backs
#8 YKK coil zippers on pockets
PORON® foam handles


Made in USA
100% finished seams


Dimensions: 7.5" x 12.5" x 13.5" / 190 x 320 x 340 mm
1050d high tenacity ballistic nylon: 1 lb 4 oz / 570 grams
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)

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 backed with our Japanese Halcyon/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, 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 Halcyon/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.

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.

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

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Build your own organization

your bag already has great built-in organization. that said, you may want to add these optional organizational accessories to further organize and protect what you carry.

visible variant TB1219MI-XA

Clear Organizer Pouch

Clear Organizer Pouches add an extra pocket of organization to the Swift. Using a small-but-tough plastic snaphook, the Clear Organizer Pouches attach to any of the O-rings inside of the Swift. (The Pen/Pencil size is great for some knitting needles!)

visible variant TB1833-BN

Freudian Slip

Adds five additional pockets of organization to the Swift — three zippered pockets on one side and two large open top pockets on the other.

visible variant TB1231-AB

Knitting Tool Pouches

Knitting Tool Pouches can be used on their own, or together as a system. They offer a new style of tool organization allowing for modular and expandable containment of as many or as few tools as you might use. Each pouch features an O-ring on its corner, allowing you to connect the Knitting Tool Pouches to the included Wasabi Double Carabiner (one Double Carabiner is included per order of Knitting Tool Pouches; if you order one Knitting Tool Pouch, you’ll receive one Double Carabiner. If you order three Knitting Tool Pouches, you’ll receive one Double Carabiner.

visible variant TB0661S-WD

Yarn Stuff Sack

One Yarn Stuff Sack, Medium, Clear Bottom is included with the Swift, though we figured you might want to order an extra (or two) depending on how many projects you have going on. Inside the Yarn Stuff Sack is an openable triangular yarn guide designed to allow knitters to feed yarn through. On the exterior is a snaphook that allows you to clip the Yarn Stuff Sack to the O-rings inside most other TOM BIHN bags, including the Swift.

Lifetime Guarantee

You can expect your TOM BIHN bag to give you years of hard service. Our bags are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the life of the bag. That means if something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it at no charge.

Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and are most often evident while your bag is still new. Keep in mind that daypacks and briefcases are often subject to serious wear in everyday use. We often see TOM BIHN bags that are still solid and in use after five, ten, fifteen, even twenty or twenty-five years, with minor repairs needed here or there. But remember: only true love lasts forever.

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