Knitting needles and crochet hooks are allowed in your baggage. Be advised, however, that the TSA may consider needles to be weapons.
Knitting needles and crochet hooks can be brought in your carry-on luggage or placed in your checked baggage.
The TSA recommends that, should you want to bring needles in your carry-on luggage, ensure that circular needles are less than 31 inches and are made of plastic or bamboo. Furthermore, scissors must have blunted points.
Any needle can be perceived as a possible weapon. Any security officer has the right to determine if needles will not be able to pass through the checkpoint.
If Your Needles Are Not Allowed Through Security
If you are not allowed to bring in your needles through security, carry a self-addressed envelope so that you can send your needles back to yourself. This will prevent you from needing to surrender the needles at the checkpoint.
What Cannot Be Brought Through
You cannot bring circular thread cutters or any container with the blade contained inside. Those must be put into your checked bag.
Mike Beyman is a vice president at WVBR-FM. He also is the co-executive producer of "The Sunday Forum with Tommy Bruce" hosted by Cornell University's vice president of communications. Beyman is a Bachelor of Arts candidate from Cornell University.