A Happy New Year Giveaway from Tom Bihn

Happy New Year and happy new knitting!

I think there are some of you who might want a new knitting bag for their 2012 projects.

The spectacularly creative folks at Tom Bihn have donated a Swift, a knitting bag that Knitty readers helped design, for our first giveaway of the year.

Tom Bihn's Swift
Swift in cardinal and hemp

1 person will win a Tom Bihn Swift knitting bag in Cardinal/Hemp a prize valued at $90.

The usual rules apply for our giveaway: Leave a comment on this post before midnight, eastern time, on Thursday, January 5, 2012. A comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If s/he answers correctly s/he will win our prize.

Good luck, everyone!

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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com

2,796 thoughts on “A Happy New Year Giveaway from Tom Bihn

  1. Megan F.

    Wow, what a great giveaway! My brother (an architect and Bihn-bag lover) thinks it’s the coolest thing that they developed this bag specifically for/with knitters. I’d love to own one.

  2. Dibble

    Every summer I visit family in Seattle and “plan” to visit the Bihn showroom. It never happens. How great if the bag could just come to me. Thanks for all the give-aways.

  3. Puddnik

    I’ve coveted one of those for far too long! Just can’t justify spending that much on myself for a knitting bag…

  4. Joyce

    I’ve been thinking about buying one of these bags….it would be so great to win one instead!

  5. Catie

    Ooohhhh, how lovely! Somehow I just learned of Tom Bihn bags the other day and hadn’t even had a chance to investigate more. Definitely going to do so now!

  6. Donna Carmack

    Love the red! I’ve been contemplating buying one of these for a while now. I may just have to take the plunge!

  7. Shira

    Like they said – I’ve been wanting one of these! I need to stop toting my knitting in gallon-sized Ziplocs. >.<

  8. Helga

    What a beautiful bag! If I win this, I guess I will have to stop using my plastic knit shop bags. Aww!

  9. Sherray

    I dream of owning one of their bags and this one is truly gorgeous! Hope I get lucky on this giveaway!

  10. Kathie

    This exact bag is on my gift list (for myself) for this year because Santa “forgot” to buy it … it’s just meant to be πŸ™‚

  11. Kristen

    I keep hearing wonderful things about these bags. I must admit it has piqued my curiousity. Thanks for the opportunity to enter a give-away!

  12. Amy Lamash

    This would be an awesome win! I’m so excited! This would mean I wouldn’t have to use my bags made out of recycled bottles any more? I can move up to classy πŸ™‚

  13. Karen

    Thanks for a great 2011, and a terrific start to 2012, KnittyBlog! The Swift is a fabulous giveaway!

  14. Deb

    I’m a bag junkie and I’ve been hearing such great things about Tom Bihn! Would love to win this to start the year off right!

  15. anne

    I have read your blog for a long time, to my husband’s chagrin. You tend to introduce me to all sorts of things I ‘need’, yet don’t have!

  16. bluesbee

    Love that Cardinal color–and the incorporation of hemp fiber into the fabric. Lovely bag! Thank you, Knitty, for helping Tom Binh design such a functional and attractive bag!

  17. Jeanette S

    That would make a lovely FIRST knitting bag for me! Keeping my fingers crossed…
    And Happy New Year!

  18. Les Mc

    OOOOoooo… I keep drooling over these (and their cafe bags, I need something better for my tech gear), but never ever seem to have enough for one. Thank you!

  19. Candace

    What a nice way to start the New Year. Lovely bag~I would love to have my projects in it! Fingers-crossed.

  20. Brenda Wheaton

    I was just thinking I need another project bag or I must stop beginning things (and that would be silly). So this would be perfect for me.

  21. Catherine

    I confess I already have a Swift, but that Cardinal is just too gorgeous! My Swift does double duty as a travel tote bag on the road, knitting bag at home.

  22. CraftyAshley

    Cool I read about these bags from the Yarn Harlot would love to try one out! Happy New year! πŸ˜‰

  23. Terri

    Gasp! I literally gasped when I saw the words “Bihn” and “giveaway” together! Oh please oh please oh please….

  24. laurel

    It’s beautiful! I just cast on my first new project for the new year, and this bag would be perfect to carry it in!

  25. Pat

    Oh my – that is so cool! I have wanted one of those gorgeous bags for years but the budget keeps knocking them off the list. Darn yarn,food,and water needs – note they are in order of importance:-}. Anyway thanks for the very fun giveaway and the entertainment of thinking – it could be me………. if I behaved well……….. naw – never happen.

  26. Theresa Smith

    Great new years give away! The bag is lovely and looks practically perfect (in every way! sing it with me!).

  27. Beth

    I’d love that bag, as I have several small and medium project bags but am in need of a good-sized one. And so well-designed, too.

  28. Maria F

    Ohhhhh I so want one of these bags. πŸ™‚ this is so awesome.
    Resisting the urge to go look at more.


  29. --Deb

    It’s such a gorgeous bag … and I AM rather bored with the one I’m carrying now. It looks more like luggage than a knitting bag!

  30. tiffany

    what an interesting design. Who wouldn’t want a new knitting bag. Count me in. aka ‘the bag lady’

  31. Janice

    Beautiful! Since the bag I am currently using has lost it’s handles, and I’ve already had to repair the zipper, I think perhaps it’s time….

  32. M. Peterson

    I could really use a good knitting bag. All my knitting projects are in random Ziploc gallon bags and open canvas totes. Such a mess!

  33. Aimee

    Eek! I wanted one of these for Christmas soooo badly, but I couldn’t bring myself to ask for one. And now you’re teasing me with it!?

  34. Sabrina McTaggart

    Gorgeous Bag — what a fabulous way to start the new year!

    Happy New Year fellow knitters!

  35. Barbara Stoner

    I having been eyeing those Swift bags for a while now.
    This is a great giveaway to start the new year!

  36. Therese

    This is just what I need! I have just been keeping my knitting in an old tote bag, so this would be a welcome change.

  37. Deb J

    ooh! ooh! pick me, pick me (as I waved my hands frantically in the air)!
    What a great prize!
    fowlervillesdeb (ravelry tag)

  38. Karina

    I would love one of these bags. My current knitting bag has a velcro clasp and as I’m sure you’re well aware, velcro is not a knitter’s best friend. Thanks for the offer and Happy New Year!

  39. Ivanna

    Thank you for all the wonderful news on the blog and the gorgeousness that is the Knitty site. Tom Bihn is smart to put their bag in front of your audience. Happy 2012!

  40. Leslie

    I will probably screw up the skill question, but I COVET a Tom Bihn knitting bag daily. I bookmarked his site just so I can go look at them every so often.

  41. Heather Clift

    I love Tom Bihn! I only have one of the messenger bags, but it is so well designed and attractive.

  42. Sylvie

    Gorgeous! It’s even the perfect shade of red to go with my red coat, red scarf, red purse, and red suitcases.

    …it’s possible that red is my favorite color, and this is my favorite shade of red.

  43. Karen

    Looks like everyone is in love with this bag – totally understandable cause it is lovely. Or so I’ve heard cause I don’t have one;( yet:)

  44. Nikki

    I have never had a really nice knitting bag before. This would be a very nice step up from the ziploc bags I usually use.

  45. Lily

    What a beautiful bag. I want it! I haven’t seen anything like it before. It looks like the real deal. The bag I use at the moment is a free one from the supermarket.

  46. Darci

    This bag has been on my wish list for a year. I love the simplicity and functionality as well as the community behind it.

  47. Teri

    Have heard marvelous things about Tom Binh bags for ages – would be marvelous to own one! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  48. Avila

    I got a swift last year for Christmas and I LOVE it – even non knitters think it’s a great purse. I’d love to win another in new colors πŸ™‚

  49. Steph N

    One of my resolutions was to stop carrying projects around in shopping bags this year; a great bag like this would be the perfect way to do that.

  50. Teri

    Wow! What a pretty bag! I have been lusting after anything Tom Bihn for a while now. Please pick me. πŸ™‚

  51. sassyspins

    Love the blog! How did you know black/red is my very favorite combo? It would look so nice with one of my knitting projects contained therein.

  52. Dawn

    Thank you for the New Year’s wishes–same to you and everyone at Knitty! Thanks for all of the wonderful patterns and articles thru the years!

    1. Darlene Thompson

      beautiful knitting bag….I sure would appreciate a new knitting bag. My knitting goes everywhere with me: in the car, in the boat, at the camp ground, on the belcony….
      Where-ever I go, my knitting goes…

  53. Anita

    The bag is gorgeous. It is nice to be introduced to new items through give aways. Love knitting bags.

  54. tara

    oh my, those are amazing colours. exactly what I would choose for myself. thank you for running the contest!

  55. Melinda

    beautiful, a nice bag would be so much more portable than the modified plastic containers i use at home

  56. Rose

    Oh, this looks quite handy. NO MORE would my needles poke holes in the bottom of my old messenger bag!

  57. Dianne

    The bag is awesome..what gal would not be in heaven to carry such a lovely project bag. I can think of at least 10 ongoing projects that many would fit right in.
    Good luck to all that participate and Happy New Year Knitty~

  58. Richelle Weston

    OHHHH I want that bag. I may have to go get one for myself if I am not the lucky winner.

  59. Mikatana

    While I have many bags that hold knitting, I have never owned a bag specifically made for that purpose. I would love to win this bag!

  60. Deana

    Two of my favorite things! We’ve got a laptop case from them that is fantastic, and who couldn’t use a knitting bag?

  61. Kat J

    I’ve lusted after those since they came out! I’d love to have an actual knitting bag instead of something I repurposed that’s at best only ok.

  62. Janet

    Nice design and love the colors too. I’ve never had a real knitting bag. This looks like it would stand up by itself and be a real help instead of the bags I’ve been using.

  63. Jane

    Beautiful bag. My first project o 2012 was a washcloth knit while watching “Sherlock” last night. I plan on many larger/longer projects and a new project bag would be so handy!

  64. Jami Walsh

    My b-day’s on Saturday, this would be such an awesome b-day present! Crossing my fingers!

  65. Debbie Meyer

    I really need a knitting bag. I have been knitting for over 30 years and have never had one.

  66. Patricia

    What a great first give away of the year!!! I want! And I envy whomever wins if its not me… πŸ˜‰

  67. Anne

    What a beautiful knitting bag! I’d love to carry that one on my arm with a project or two inside of it.

  68. Dorie

    OH! That’s my favorite version of the Swift!! There’s something about Cardinal and Hemp that is so rich-looking and gorgeous…

  69. Roberta

    Oooo! That’s a nice bag! Could totally use that to bring my knitting along on a Women’s Retreat I’m attending at the end of January πŸ™‚

  70. Chris

    Oooh pretty! I’ve coveted a Tom Bihn bag for awhile now. This would be a wonderful, if slightly late, birthday present to me.

  71. Stephanie

    This would look great at my knitting/crochet class! Perfect to get me and my projects(s) back and forth.

  72. karm

    I would love a bag like that… I just picked knitting back up since I gave it up after my oldest son unraveled a sock I was working on over a year ago (and hid/lost half the needles… and proudly showed me what he did with a cute “TADA! I MADE IT!”), and having a nice bag for the yarn and projects would probably help prevent another mishap like that. Heh..

  73. judy

    Ooh, a Tom Bihn. I’ve promised myself one if I lose 20 lbs. Winning won’t let me off the hook.

  74. Janet Killips

    I have always wanted one of these bags! This would be excellent for carrying my current project in. Thanks for the chance to win!

  75. Stacey

    Lovely bag, I’ve been using little shopping purchase bags, but I’m a baby beginner, so I’m not sure how I’d do with a skill-testing question. πŸ™‚

  76. Brandi

    Love the bag!! Would be much better than the big ziplocks I currently use to tote around my projects. πŸ˜‰

  77. Roberta V.

    So love! πŸ™‚ When I have more discretionary funds and hubby has forgotten how many knitting bags I already have πŸ˜‰

  78. Charlotte Moore

    Great bag!!! What a wonderful give away…only can hope to be the lucky winner….ever who wins it will be lucky!!!

  79. Eileen Cummings

    Awesome bag!! You can never have too many bags!!! Happy New Year!! And may all of your projects be awesome ones!

  80. Carla

    What an awesome bag. Would be a wonderful addition to any knitters take along collection. I can’t wait to use it when I win it!!

  81. Wanda

    Just what I have needed. I think this is awesome what you have offered as a give away. I only hope I am lucky enough to win it. good luck to every one and thank you for this oppertunity.

  82. Jane Hartin

    Would love to have the knitting bag – am a little apprehensive over “skill test?” πŸ™‚

  83. Heather Hicks

    Wow that is really is a nice bag πŸ™‚ Might have to purchase it if I don’t win it πŸ™‚

  84. Linda

    This year hasn’t exactly gotten started very well for me, here’s hoping better luck kicks in!

  85. Pat Routh

    Nice bag! I agree that a knitter can NEVER have enough bags. We have so many projects and they each need their own bag!!

  86. Meagan

    Love the bag! I am in need of a knitting bag, since I’ve been carting my projects in whatever bag is handy. Happy New Year!

  87. Miss Marnie

    Happy New Year!! A new project bag would be a great way to start the new year. *fingers crossed*

  88. Charlotte Moore

    What a wonderful give away!!!! A Tom Bihn Swift knitting bag I hope I am the lucky winner!!! What a great way to start a new project in the new year with a great Tom Bihn Swift kitting bag!!!!

  89. Debbie

    I saw someone with this bag at my favorite yarn store…….what a great bag!! It is constructed so well and would really help organize my projects!

  90. Molly

    I would love this knitting bag! At the moment I borrow all of my mum’s knitting stuff so it would be great for both of us if I had a knitting bag to start my own collection of needles (etc)! =]

  91. Lori Mc

    Wow I sure would love this bag. Right now when I go somewhere I use a grocery store bag, how sad is that? Lovely bag…:)

  92. Carol

    A knitter can never have too many bags! Because a knitter always has more than one project going at a time.

  93. Kristina in TN

    What an awesome looking bag! My socks and shawl projects would look first-rate in this great design πŸ™‚

  94. Karen weber

    Just letting you know knitting is my stress release and that bag is beautiful. Hope I get a chance πŸ™‚

    1. Allison

      Scrumptious bag! Just what I need to carry my projects in to work and when I travel! Looks roomy and I love the style!

  95. Megan

    What a gorgeous bag! Since I’m a student my knitting travels everywhere… It would certainly come in handy!

  96. Jenn H

    That is one beautiful bag. Excellent work, I would love to be the proud owner of that.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  97. Patricia Anthony

    Wow!!! What a beautiful bag..Thanks for having such a wonderful giveaway ….For Me Winning This Bag Would Be Like Winning A million Dollars, For I Very Seldom Win Anything…Good Luck To Everyone Who Apply..

  98. Wilma

    I almost ordered one before Christmas and decided to be prudent instead. I know virtue should be its own reward but I would love to have this bag in this colour!

  99. Sara

    Beautiful bag…I could be the most stylish person in my knitting group! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  100. Katie Nell

    CUTE bag! I always need a new project bag, since I seem to always be starting new projects before I finished the old one! πŸ™‚

  101. Michelle

    I am pretty new to knitting, but this bag looks like it designed to be a tool. I appreciate that.

  102. Datrebor

    Happy New Year
    Its a great looking bag. I could use a bag like to take my knitting and crochet projects out on trips.

  103. Lucy

    My various projects currently in big ziploc bags would love the upgrade in sleeping accommodations!

  104. Sheryl

    Wow, this looks amazing. I often knit at my friend’s house on a crowded couch. I could keep my projects straight this way!

  105. Bverrly Shaw

    A knitter can ALWAYS use a new bag and when you’re a knitter, spinner and weaver, it’s even more of a necessity. Thanks for this opportunity to own a beautiful bag.

  106. Laurie Bellucci

    Wow do I love this bag. The awesome fabric that was used in making it and from what I can see it will hold all the yarn and needles to use for any project. This is a must have item. Please consider me the lucky winner of this Tom Bihn bag.

  107. Susan

    My knitting projects would be honored to be housed in this exquisite bag. Thank you for the chance to win it.

  108. Karen Shannon

    Oh I love the Tom Bihn bags! I can’t seem to convince anyone to gift me one. πŸ™ Maybe Knitty?

  109. Tristan Alexander

    It would be the perfect way to start the year – an awesome bag from my favourite blog!

  110. Katrina Lisk

    This bag looks awesome!!! I would love to have one and will probably buy one as a gift πŸ™‚

  111. Kately

    that is one awesome beautiful bag! And what a wonderful thing to drool over and be loved by whomever wins
    πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!

  112. Rita Vatter

    I think these will help keep my New Years Resolution of a pair of socks a month as 2012 presents! What gorgeous bags!

  113. Wendy

    It’s beautiful! I love the red/black combo. It would be much nicer than the random cloth shopping bags that house my knitting projects. πŸ˜‰

  114. Bette

    Oh how I would love to have this knitting bag. Mine is worn out from carrying it everywhere.

    Love the colors too :0

  115. Susan

    what a great bag! my knitting hangs out in ‘normal’ bags – this would be an upgrade for sure!

  116. Peggy Bennett

    I am disabled and love to crochet/knit, so this great bag would be a lifesaver for me. I wouldn’t have to get up and down for my supplies. Crossing my fingers that I win! Happy New Year all…