Secret Spring Giveaway: Offhand Bag!

Kazul Voyager Bag
Kazul Voyager Bag

Yes that’s right, the extremely generous Larisa Flint Snydal of Offhand Designs and Sage Luxury  has donated a Kazul Voyager Bag as a giveaway to the knittyBlog.
I reviewed the Kazul in the latest issue of Knitty and it is a fantastic spacious bag with my favorite doctor’s bag frame. It comes in 12 different luxurious fabrics and the winner of this giveaway will get to pick whichever one they’d like.

Kazul collage

Regular contest rules: leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Tuesday,  April 29h. One comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter answers correctly they will win the bag. If you have already won a prize from us in the past year, please do give other knitters a chance. Prize value $320.

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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

901 thoughts on “Secret Spring Giveaway: Offhand Bag!

  1. Amber

    I would LOVE to win an Offhand bag! They are beyond lovely! I had to sell the one I briefly owned.

  2. Amy Silvers

    I’m an Offhand Designs fan, and I’ve had my eye on the Kazul bag for a while. Thanks for this great giveaway!

  3. Aimee

    How wonderfully generous of Ms. Snydal to offer this bag as a prize! When I read your review, the one thing that kept running through my mind was: Wow! Which fabric would I choose? I want one in each print!!

  4. Jessica

    I was just admiring that beautiful bag online earlier this week! Thank you for offering this gorgeous giveaway. I hope I’m the lucky giveaway-ee!

  5. Casey P.

    I just went to take a gander at the fabric options, thinking it would be very difficult to choose…but nope. Byzantine. Far and away the best.

  6. Cynthia

    A great looking bag and a great giveaway. The hard part for the winner will be choosing which fabric! 🙂

  7. Sage Goode

    Oh, what a beautiful bag!!! And what a generous prize offer!

    fingers and toes crossed ….

  8. Cindy Cole

    I LOVE Offhand Designs and Sage Luxury! If I am lucky enough to win I promise to take my bag on fabulous adventures. Thank you!

  9. Kate O'Neill

    Lovely – just in time to replace the bag I spilt tea over this morning on the streetcar.

  10. Kathleen

    Love the bag – you can never have too many! It looks like it would be perfect for traveling, too.

  11. Anna

    Wow! Gorgeous bags! I think it would be an excellent overnight bag, including space for my latest knitting. Could really use one.

  12. Dawn

    Wow, a beautiful bag to hold all my beautiful yarns and projects I am working on, (like to work on more than 1 at a time!). Love it! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  13. Amy

    Love! And I guess the sympathy card is wasted in a randomly-selected contest, but I’m going through an awful time and could really use the pick-me-up.

  14. Rhea Rhodan

    I LOVE Sage Luxury Bags. Bought one for my highly discerning German MIL (she was totally wowed). Anyway, after one look at the quality of the craftsmanship and cleverness of the design, I ordered one for myself. Then another. A bit of a beating to my budget, so I’m on bag hold right now–with no regrets :>).

  15. Merna

    Well, carrying that would certainly be a nice statement and an artistic replacement to my trusty old carry on bag!

  16. Mary Brown

    What a gorgeous bag! I am not usually attracted to knitting bags because they are usually either too small or too heavy. This one looks “just right!”

  17. Daniela

    Beautiful bag! I’m a relatively new knitter (after some brief teenage stunts), and am just realizing that I need to come up with some better storage/transportation solutions than a ziplock…

  18. Kate in VT

    Looks beautiful and practical. Would be nice to have something more organized than a big bag with all my sundries floating around in the bottom under my knitting.

  19. KWAK

    Why are bags so alluring? And why should it matter? This one is fantastic, and anyone who wins this is extremely fortunate. Thank you for supplying such a nice gift!

  20. Katherine

    This is a stunning bag! I’m a sucker for a patterned accessory – especially one that looks like it’d fit a decent amount of knitting in it.

  21. Brenden

    That is a beautiful functional bag. I would love to win it and to proudly carry it everywhere.

  22. Selena

    I absolutely love my Scotty bag from Offhand Designs. Would love to when this for my mom and she has been wanting since I got mine.

  23. Kathy

    I was just thinking the other day that I need a larger bag for my afghan projects. This would be perfect! Thank you for the giveaway.

  24. miakks

    What a beautiful bag – and such nice fabric combinations. Thanks for this giveaway offer.

  25. Khendra

    This looks great! If you’ll ship international I’m in for the drawing. If it’s not possible then just leave me out.

  26. Teresa Knittingdancer

    I love all of the color choices in this bag. My favorite is the Ravenna bag.

  27. Savannagal

    One can never have too many bags. I wish they had closer up shots of the fabric. I’m not familiar with the types of fabric and seeing them closer up would give me a better idea of their textures.

  28. Stitchpunk

    My relationship with bags can be summed up as “GOTTA CATCH EM ALL”, so I’d love to add this one to the herd!

  29. Nancy

    I would really LOVE this bag! And the ability choose the fabric would make it so extra-special. It looks really roomy and practical.

  30. Totsie Rodgers

    Offhand Bags remind me of home. I’m originally from the Bay Area and I went to high school in Oakland. The designs encapselate the Oakland style– unique, classy, clean lines, and swaggalicious.

  31. Sue

    Wow! $320 for a bag!! I could never allow myself to spend this much – so I hope I can win it!! 🙂

  32. eve

    Oh Myyy, that’s a beautiful bag!! I’m a bag addict and there’s always room for more bags in my house (but don’t tell my partner I said that!)

  33. Shelley

    One word sums up this bag, GORGEOUS!!!!! Thanks for the giveaway, I have my fingers and toes crossed.

  34. Amy S

    Oh my stars, I absolutely NEED this bag. It’s perfect for my projects and still stylish! Octavia is calling my name!!

  35. Elaine

    Yes, I am a fan of this Offhand designed bag…. I have never had the pleasure of winning. But I would LOVE to have this opportunity to tell you how much these bags influence me to KNIT!!

  36. deborah

    I love these bags-beautiful fabrics, great construction and high quality. They are my “go to” bags when I “Have knitting; will travel.”

  37. Marie

    Love these bags! Can I have one in each color? No? well ok, then I will take the blue. 🙂

  38. Laurie

    would love to carry around all my knitting projects in that bag!
    Thanks for the give a way.

  39. Irene T

    This is one totally awesome bag! You can totally carry the sweater that you’re knitting in the round with you, and even your yoga clothes as well, I’m sure 😀

  40. MaryFran

    I am a self-professed bag whore. I am drooling over these beautiful patterns! Would be ever so thrilled to win!

  41. Angela W

    Wow, that is a gorgeous bag! I’ve loved all the Offhand Designs bags Knitty reviews; one of my own would be fabulous!

  42. Stacey D

    That bag looks wonderful! I have a hard time finding bags that meet my needs – this one may just be it. Thanks!

  43. linda

    What a wonderful give away! I’d be thrilled to win this bag (getting to pick the colors is icing!:)

    🙂 Linda

  44. Dari Trout

    What a fabulous bag!! I LOVE bags. A girl can never have too many stylish ways to carry around a few works in progress!

  45. Heather

    I am thrilled when bags have dedicated spots for my keys and cellphone on the outside. The fabrics are wonderful, Ithink it would be tough to choose a favorite!

  46. Kay

    What an amazing bag! Even if I don’t win, one of these may be in my future. Now to win the lottery so all my dreams can be financed *g*

  47. Melissa

    What a 2wonderful give-a-way. So very nice of Larisa to do this for us. Thanks to all for the chance.

  48. Karen Watkins

    What a beautiful bag. It will be a great gift to the lucky one who wins it. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  49. Vicki

    This would be wonderful!! If I were drawn, I hope I could answer the question correctly! 🙂

  50. Kat

    Wowser, that is one stunning bag! I almost hope I don’t win because I’m not sure I could decide on my favourite fabric… 😉

  51. Elisabeth

    Thanks for this give-away ; it is really a luxury bag !
    I dream for the Byzantine, because I am a blue-fanatic.
    Merci. Elisabeth

  52. Kelly

    Ooooo ooooo oooo. Pick me, pick me! Seriously tho, beautiful bags and I’d love to own one.

  53. Rosanne Levi

    Oh my! This would be an amazing addition to my project bag collection. It’s a must have.

  54. Karina

    It’s lovely and something without Velcro would be right up my alley. Thanks to all for offering it!

  55. Dawn

    Wow–what a modern looking bag. I never had a bag exclusively for my knitting. Would be a nice one to win—hmmm, what color?

  56. Kim

    What gorgeous fabrics! It would be hard to choose just one, but I would be glad to have the opportunity 🙂

  57. Leigh W

    Oh, I hope you pick me!!! What a beautiful bag. Now I’ll go drool on the 12 colors. Byzantine… Ravenna. Byzantine… Ravenna… Hmm.

  58. Alison

    Beautiful. My current knitting bag has just about worn out, so this would be a perfect replacement.

  59. Tami

    oooooh, I love Offhand Designs! Quality fabrics, design, and workmanship. How wonderful — thank you for the lovely giveaway…

  60. Kristy

    Thank you for the wonderful offer. These bags are divine and I would love the chance to win one!

  61. Ana

    Wow! Can’t say I’ve ever owned anything quite this luxurious. Maybe I’ll win for Mother’s Day! Ana

  62. Sara

    Love, love, love the bag! I’m wondering if I could possibly squeeze diaper bag essentials and a knitting project in it at the same time… 🙂

  63. Shell

    I am so excited to see the new design and love the style of the bags! Thanks for highlighting them and offering a opportunity to win one!

  64. Anne

    The Offhand design bags are the most beautiful bags there are. Amazing vintage material. Would love to own one!

  65. LisaRR

    Amazing bag! Thanks for the contest.
    Hope springs eternal (which is a lot better than Toronto’s actual spring. If found please return.)

  66. Lisa Barrett

    Ooooh how marvelous! I don’t have a knitting bag larger than for sock knitting so this would be an AMAZING treat. Thank you for the stupendous giveaway!

  67. Amy

    Ooooooh! I am on the hunt for a new bag! This one is beautiful! Bring on the question!! And thanks for a fun blog!!

  68. Jean

    What a lovely bag and generous give-away! Thank you on behalf of the lucky recipient, whomever that may be.

  69. Lisa

    Very attractive bag. I’ve never tried the doctors frame style, but as a health care professional, it has a nerdy appeal. I love the Aurelia fabric too. Good luck to everyone in the draw (but I’m hoping it’s me)!

  70. Monda Fason

    Oh, that bag. I will fill it with heartbreaking yarn and knit publicly just because I can.

  71. Kathy

    Oh my gosh! Pick me, pick me, pick me, pick me (breathe) pick me pick me pick me! Oh wow would I love to have that instead of dragging my computer bag to and from work. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

  72. Carrie

    That bag is so beautiful. Just imagining all the knitting it could inspire makes me happy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  73. Donna H

    Gosh! This bag is GORGEOUS!! I’d love to replace my tattered tote bag with one of these beauties 🙂

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

  74. Marilyn (Merry) Fenton

    I’ve got a big trip planned in May so this would be great to take along.
    wahoomerryf on Ravelry

  75. Judy Dooley

    I own an Offhand Design bag and I love love love it. This bag is simply knitastically beautiful! Would be a great overnight bag and simply a bigger bag to carry my knitting.

  76. Winifred

    I never think of myself as someone who lusts after bags, but my instant response to seeing this bag brings my self-assessment into question!

  77. Sarah

    Ok, just the fact that the bag has the same name as the King of the Dragons in The Enchanted Forest series by Patricia Wrede is enough to make me drool. What a lovely bag!

  78. Gale Longley

    I have looked at these bags, drool I would not have the money to buy one. I would just love to have one.

  79. terri

    that bag is gorgeous! (and it would certainly stop my knitting friends from mocking me about what i usually carry my knitting around in 🙂 )

  80. joan debolt

    Never won a thing but I can look and dream and hope for this one prize. Fingers crossed. I love these contests as well as the other knitting information

  81. amy

    Oh, what a wonderful bag, and what a lovely knitty review. Please pick me, and thank you for the generous giveaway!

  82. Cindy

    What neat bags! One could be a very practical replacement for my boring old bag I take to work every day (well, not really affordable at that price if I had to buy it).

  83. Liz

    This would look so much nicer than my plastic grocery bags that I am currently using! Thanks for the chance.

  84. MadTatter

    That is a crazy generous prize for a giveaway. Offhand makes such gorgeous bags, I’m drooling on my phone. Fingers crossed for luck!

  85. Carolyn Robinson

    This contest put a big smile on my face as my job of over 6 1/2 years was shipped to the phillipines. I could knit as I look for future employment!

  86. Nancy Gossett

    So pretty! love it, and I’m not normally a purse person — but this I would definitely wear!

  87. Yolande T.

    It would be amazing to win this bag. I’ve been drooling over all the different ones on her website for a long time!

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  89. Francie Owens

    What a great looking bag. I looked at the pattern choices and don’t know if I could pick one. All beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

  90. Jewels

    I love these bags and the wonderful Larisa! Absolutely love that they are designed in Oakland! I would be ecstatic to give this to my wonderful partner Claire, who I know would use it all the time for everything! Thanks for the chance to win one! Much love to Offhand Designs!

  91. Joyce Stumpf

    Oh how I’d love to win an Offhand knitting bag. I have two and the most difficult part of placing an order is deciding the style and fabric. All are beautiful.

  92. Rachel

    Wow! How amazingly generous! I reallly loved the look of these bags in the review, anyone who owns/wins one is very lucky!

  93. Emme J

    All the bags are so beautiful, I don’t know how anyone could have just one. It’s no wonder the bags are so popular.

  94. Lesley Barnewall

    So many have commented which lessens my chances. Bugger. But just in case here goes – I have chosen the Kazul in Monterey. Thought I would shorten the process and let you know the bag I covet.

  95. Alice Edward

    It would be so exciting to win this bag! I really want one but it’s just too much for me to spend on a bag.

  96. Annette

    I love the look and functionality of this bag. It seems to be the perfect size too. I would love to win one. I’m a long time OHD fan.

  97. Eden

    These bags look positively sumptuous! I’ve been trying to decide on a knitting bag for a while and now I have even more to consider!

  98. Jude

    Love OHD, such well-made quality bags, with great fabrics! Thanks for the contest, and to OHD for offering the bag 😉

  99. Josiane

    What a gorgeous bag! And it looks extremely practical, too. It seems like it would be the perfect bag to replace the (inadequate and worn out) one I use for weekend trips – and, as a lovely bonus, this one would allow me to squeeze a knitting project in, which I can’t do with the one I currently use. 🙂

  100. Jennifer

    Oh, I’m such a sucker for bags. If I didn’t have a yarn stash, I’d have a bag stash! It would be a real treat to win the Voyager bag. Thank you for the opportunity.

  101. Alison

    I need a new bag and a knitting bag would be even better, so if I won this it would be great!

  102. kernowknit

    Beautiful as well as useful bags. Shame I’m across the pond and won’t have a chance of winning!!

  103. trainlady

    I would love to win this gorgeous bag. The only challenge would be picking a color. There are many delightful choices.

  104. ann

    Pick me, please! It’s beautiful and I have recently had to retire two precious bags. 🙁 This bag would be loved.

  105. Lee Wells

    Those bags are lovely to look at and well designed also. I’d love to win one! And since I have a 50 plus year history of “overpacking” satchels and bags, this would be a welcome improvement on the ones I have been using.

  106. Sandy

    This is just the bag to help me organize my knitting! Thank you for the opportunity to own a glorious bag. Sandy

  107. Martina Norelli

    A truly fine bag is a dream. What a wondrous addition to my knitting glamor that would be!

  108. Teri Crane

    Can I say how much I love this bag?? I love, Love, LOVE it!!!! Was that enough loves? I hope so. Pick me, pick me.

  109. Susanne Scheurwater

    Oh, my I hope I win this one…what a gorgeous bag! I am off on a knitting retreat with 3 internet friends. This is our 11th year together. Let’s celebrate with a new bag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    thank you so much..

  110. Marsha

    I would adore one of these bags! I just can’t afford one, so hope that random generator is hot!

  111. Lynn

    These are beautiful bags! as a weaver who always has hand-finishing to do, and an obsessive knitter (and, to give my poor elbow a rest, a sometimes needleworker), I ALWAYS have need of another project bag. These are gorgeous and the giver is indeed generous.

  112. Beth

    What a generous give away! Thank you! I always feel nervous about knowing the answer to the question if I should happen to be the chosen one.

  113. Elizabeth Woods

    Wow, what a spectacular bag! I have been looking at lots of bags lately for a different project and this one really stands out. I’d love to win one, hope hope hope!

  114. Nicole

    What a lovely bag! I’m not sure which I like more, the orange stripes or the brown circles – even if I win one, I may have to buy the other 🙂

  115. Naomi

    A bag that gorgeous is sure to impart a creative spark on the person carrying it! Audrey or Ravenna would be my pick.

  116. Karen Frisa

    I’ve never had a high-end bag; maybe now is my time. 🙂 And it’s made in Oakland!

  117. Renee womack

    Gorgeous bags! I have been ogling them for quite sometime. I love the marriage of beautiful fabrics and functional sensibility! Winning one would indeed be something special.

  118. Aimee Leonhard

    I enjoyed your review and loved the bag but knew there was no chance- now there is! Thank you.

  119. Gill

    Ooh ooh, yes please! I only get to lug around a baby changing bag just now with my wallet squeezed in the top, so it would be lovely to have a great bag of my own to fit knitting in!

  120. Beth Rudo

    Absolutely fabulous bag! I looked at the fabric selection and I swear at least six of the bags were the perfect color — all six of them.

  121. Susan Robbins

    I cannot leave the house without carrying snacks, meds, water, plus my normal purse things. This bag would carry it all!

  122. Alecia

    This bag looks awesome and there are so many things I could use it for. Thank you for the giveaway!

  123. Michelle L.

    I love the looks of this bag! So much better than carrying my knitting around in plastic ziplock bags!

  124. Ashley Fryer

    I love the doctor bag frame too! Thank you so much for the chance to win this gorgeous bag!

  125. Perri Applegate

    I would LOVE to win this bag! It would certainly beat the plastic grocery sacks I am currently using.

  126. Chris J.

    I’ve never actually had a bag like this, that was made for knitting but also to look classy. I’d love to try it out.

  127. Susan S.

    That’s the perfect bag! I would have enough room for my tools as well as my knitting – and I’m finishing up my school for NP so I really do have tools to put into it. Thanks for the chance to enter!

  128. Dericka Buckels

    This is a beautiful bag and it has all the right colors for spring. I’m purse obsessed.

  129. Ronda Patrick

    My mom has been teaching me to knit, I have always wanted to learn since I was a little girl and used to watch her. So exciting! 🙂 I could use this bag to help me out with all this stuff!

  130. mary mcmahon

    I have been dreaming of a new knitting bag and this one looks ideal! thanks, Mary in Cincinnati

  131. TeKela Underwood

    All of the Kazul bags are stunning! It will be a difficult for me, especially if I won such a great and fabulous prize. Also, this bag would be perfect for me since I work 6 days a week and sometime have to crash at my moms house.

  132. Barb Whang

    This bag rocks! You could travel with it and know you have everything with you that you need. Nothing more you could want.

  133. Angela Ash

    I love the doctors frame design. It’s very nice and I especially like the BYZANTINE pattern.

  134. Laurie Emerson

    I absolutely love this bag! I knit all the time and it would be perfect for keeping all my knitting supplies in.

  135. Fran Friel

    Off Hand Designs bags are the best bags ever! And Larissa is a talented designer and a wonderful person. I’m so glad you’re supporting her amazing business.

    Whoever wins this bag is going to be a very happy knitter! <3

  136. Cheryl

    I love, love, love this bag, and it will definitely become my favorite should I be lucky enough to win. I’ve never won anything related to knitting, not for lack of trying. This bag is the cat’s meow for sure!

  137. Jody Johnson

    this knitting knurse would love a bigger bag for my knitting!! thank you for this chance.

  138. Margaret Welch

    Your give-away donors are always so generous. Please let them know how appreciated they are. <3

  139. Celeste

    That beautiful bag and I would go together like peas and carrots! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  140. Mimi

    I love this bag! Offhand Designs are the best. I have had my bag for 4 years and it still looks great.

  141. P. James

    The skills question should prove interesting, but I already have those “pre-test” butterflies in my tummy. Thanks for the opportunity.

  142. Cheryl Cauthen

    This bag is absolutely beautiful. I hope I win it. If I don’t , I may have to save for it. Thanks to Knitty and their sponsors for offering such great givaways.

  143. LindaR.

    What a great item to give away! Thank you, Knitty and Larisa Flint Snydal! I’d choose either Daphne or Byzantine…just saying 😉

  144. Laura from beautiful West Michigan

    That’s a beautiful bag! Love the Offhand Design bags, but my beer budget can’t afford them!

  145. Amira C

    This bag is so cute! If I win, I want to give it to my mom for mother’s day! I think she’d love it!

  146. Fara

    These bags are so gorgeous! My birthday is coming up too. Thanks for the opportunity to win such loveliness!

  147. KittenWithAWhiplash

    Wonderful bag, and great fabrics. My faves are Aurelia and Daphne. Thanks for another generous giveaway.

  148. D Conner

    These bags look fantastic. Great design, and quality crafts(wo)manship. Thanks for holding the contest!

  149. Julia

    I don’t believe I read that article in the last Knitty but now I think I need to! That is a gorgeous bag and it would look lovely holding some of my favorite works-in-progress.

  150. CaroleP (ohio

    This bag is the greatest! Since I take knitting every time I get in the car,(even when I’m the driver) would love carrying this along!!! Never know when there will be a traffic jam – here????
    Thanks for the chance to win it.

  151. Cassandra Davis

    Gorgeous bag, hopefully you’ll see it draped over my shoulder soon!
    Fingers Crossed!