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knitting needles

Santa Monica
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knitting needles

Are metal knitting needles allowed in carry on luggage and or checked baggage?

TSA out of LA to Leon permitted them.

Toronto, Canada
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1. Re: knitting needles

Checked luggage-yes. so just put them there.

Park City, Utah
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2. Re: knitting needles

Knitting needles are specifically listed as an allowed item. My wife always travels and knits. Never had a problem. Look at TSA banned/allowed items list and you will see.

Have fun.

Albuquerque, New...
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for Fruita, Grand Junction
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3. Re: knitting needles

Here's the official TSA list - https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/sharp-objects

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4. Re: knitting needles

If you are flying internationally the rules are not be consistent for carry ons. My wife is a knitter, and she has had no problems leaving the US. However, flying home from Mexico, security in Cancun would not allow her knitting needles. Flying out of the UK or France, usually no problem. However, she now travels with bamboo needles (she is a sock knitter) and has had no issues with security.

New York City, New...
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5. Re: knitting needles

The safest is to use wooden or plastic circular needles if you want to carry them on. Any kind of needles can be packed in checked luggage. I prefer to use straight needles, but always transfer to circular just for the flight, to be sure I won't have them taken away!

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6. Re: knitting needles

Just got back from Los Cabo’s to the US. TSA took my metal circular needle , crochet hook and a small pair of scissored. They do what they want. Can’t fight it either.

Austin, Texas
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7. Re: knitting needles

This site has an extensive list of the various country-wide policies on knitting needles in carry-on baggage, as well as some tips for getting knitting needles safely on a plane:


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Silver Spring...
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8. Re: knitting needles

Necropost, so I will add to #6 - there is no TSA in Cabo.

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