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.

16 liters / 950 cu. in.

Constellation Ballistic/Moab 200 Halcyon
Original 400 Halcyon/Solaris 200 Halcyon
Aubergine Ballistic/Sangria 210 Cerylon
Black Ballistic/Cobalt 210 Cerylon
Logic Blue 630 Recycled/Mountain Grey 210 Cerylon
Seapine 630 Recycled/Sangria 210 Cerylon

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.

The remaining interior of the Swift is devoted to space: lots of it. For custom organization, add Clear Organizer Pouches. 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

16 liters / 950 cu. in. (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 since 1972 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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  • Christine C.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Comfortable, Versatile, High Quality Finishings
    1 month ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Comfortable, Versatile, High Quality Finishings
    Rated 5 stars
    Wow!

    When TB re-released The Swift, I ignored it because I am not a knitter. However, during one of the Limited Restocks, I because curious and went ahead and purchased a Swift! Mind Blown! It is very well made. The pockets are intuitive and so are the placement of the O-rings. The size is also deceiving. I didn't think it would fit the usual things I carry with me when I go to work. I can fit my lunch, 40 oz water bottle, and other odds and ends that make my life easier at work. It usually houses either an Everyday Cubelet or Side Effect, a mini Q-kit, a 3DOC organizer, a cubelet, size 3 travel stuff sack, and size 1 travel stuff sack. The handle are very comfortable, too, whether I am holding it with one hand, or doing the shoulder carry. I love this so bag so much that I went ahead and bought a second one when the opportunity came! The Swift is my favorite bag at this time!

  • Shelly R.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Comfortable, Sewn in USA
    5 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Comfortable, Sewn in USA
    Rated 5 stars
    My Favorite Knitting Bag!

    My only wish is that this had a generous pocket on the outside. I love the clear compartments on the inside. Roomy enough for a sweater quantity of yarn! Love this bag!

  • Julie R.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Sewn in USA, Durable, High Quality Craftsmanship
    4 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Sewn in USA, Durable, High Quality Craftsmanship
    Rated 5 stars
    The Swift

    "The Swift" and "Stuff Sack" were perfect companions for traveling w/my knitting. Used it as my carry on bag and crammed it full! It's tough, it fits me on shoulder or in hand. I like how it stands on it's own. Love all the clips and see through pockets w/the bright pink interior. I wanted purple for outside color, but it was unavailable. I'm happy w/the green though. Like the see through bottom of stuff sack. Took my 'shawl in a ball' along and it all fit in the small stuff sack. Tough, colorful, functional bags!!!

  • Claire W.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, Good Storage Size
    5 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Sewn in USA, Good Storage Size
    Rated 5 stars
    Swift

    I had wanted a swift years ago when they were first designed but it was out of my price range. Finally now that I'm older and have a larger knitting budget I rediscovered Tom Bihn. I was so excited to get out during this presale. Love that they stand up own their own and that it doubles as a great extra work bag.

  • Cindy A.
    Verified Buyer
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Durable
    6 months ago
    Bought For Myself
    Product Standouts Thoughtful Design, Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Good Storage Size, Durable
    Rated 5 stars
    Love my Swift!

    Love this bag. It holds a lot and still looks compact. I can put an entire sweater project in here, along with my phone, wallet, and iPad. Great quality construction, too. <3

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