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.)

The padded handle of the Swift. The Swift standing upright. A reverse shot of the Swift. The top of the Swift folded over to reveal the clear urethane zippered pockets. A close shot of the zippers on the clear urethan zippered pockets. A loadout shot of the Swift with a couple knitting projects and a couple organizer pouches full of knitting needles and other tools (e.g. scissors). A Swift with its contents arranged around it. A Swift with its contents arranged around it. A person knitting out of a Swift. A person laying in a hammock knitting out of a Swift. A person on a ferry carrying the Swift over their shoulder. A person on a ferry carrying the Swift over their shoulder. A person at a bench on a ferry knitting out of the Swift. A 3/4 shot of the Swift full of knitting accoutrements. A Swift in a ferry seat with at knitting project in a Yarn Stuff Sack beside it. A person carrying a Swift walking across the street A top-down shot of the Swift full of knitting accoutrements. A top-down shot of the Swift full of knitting accoutrements. A person knitting out of a Yarn Stuff Sack held in a Swift.

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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Love Love Love!! Many pockets for thoughtful organization, great size for projects and numerous supplies!!

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Great for vacation yarn projects

I dont knit out much anymore because of covid. But this bag is perfect to pack everything i need to knit on the road and vacation

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Not a knitter, but I wanted one anyway

I have a respectable Tom Bihn collection at this point. I am very familiar with--and thoroughly appreciate--the kinds of design decisions they make and how utterly user-friendly, durable, and classic the results of those decisions are. So, even though I am not a knitter, I immediately bought a Swift when they made a special order available.

I ordered it in the black 1050d ballistic nylon and the 200d Solaris Halcyon. I am so thrilled with it. It stands on its own! It holds a lot! It's comfortable to carry in my hand! It has elbow clearance so I can whip it onto my shoulder in one smooth motion! It's easy to see everything at once inside! It is pretty!

I will probably pick up a Little Swift if they ever make more of these.

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Great Knitting Bag!

This bag is the best! More roomy, even, then it looks, with 2 big clear pockets, and NO VELCRO. The yarn stuff sack with clear bottom is very useful. I bought an extra.

As with everything else this company produces, the workmanship is amazing.

I hope this bag goes into regular production.

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Swift-great fiber project bag

The Swift makes a great fiber project bag. I use it for both knitting and spinning. The internet pockets are great for organizing small items. The elastic button closure is great and can be adjusted depending on how much you’re carrying. The handles are comfortable on my shoulders. The stabilized bottom keeps the bag protected and standing straight. I work and travel to India regularly and am very happy to have my Swift along to carry my current knitting project with me.

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