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    Are you allowed to knit on the air plane?

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    knitting needles may be banned for security reasons.
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    nlnnet
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    Yes, but to be safe...

    Use circular needles. This is a great tip for your own sanity and for the sake of the people around you. If you are using circular needles, you can't drop a needle and send it rolling down the cockpit. Circular needles also tend to give you a smaller range of motion in which to work, so you'll elbow the person sitting next to you a lot less. It is recommended that your circular needle be no bigger than 31 inches in total length.

    Try plastic or bamboo needles. There's something completely unthreatening about plastic needles (except maybe Speed Stix) that makes it unlikely anyone would question your freedom to knit on a plane. Metal needles can look a little more intimidating, especially in larger sizes, so think about that before you choose needles for your traveling project (if you aren't using circulars).

    Stick to small sizes. Technically there is no restriction on the size of knitting needles you take onto an airplane, but that doesn't mean that people haven't been asked to leave their knitting at home if the security officer perceives the needles as a threat. Your best bet is to stick to smaller sized needles.

    Choose blunt objects. Knitting needles that don't look sharp are much more likely to easily pass through security. Scissors must be blunt as well, and the blades can be no longer than four inches. Edit this answer Delete answer
    2 hours ago. Rating: 1
    Yes, but to be safe... Use circular needles. This is a great tip for your own sanity and for the sake of the people around you. If you are using circular needles, you can't drop a needle and send it rolling down the cockpit. Circular needles also tend to give you a smaller range of motion in which to work, so you'll elbow the person sitting next to you a lot less. It is recommended that your circular needle be no bigger than 31 inches in total length. Try plastic or bamboo needles. There's something completely unthreatening about plastic needles (except maybe Speed Stix) that makes it unlikely anyone would question your freedom to knit on a plane. Metal needles can look a little more intimidating, especially in larger sizes, so think about that before you choose needles for your traveling project (if you aren't using circulars). Stick to small sizes. Technically there is no restriction on the size of knitting needles you take onto an airplane, but that doesn't mean that people haven't been asked to leave their knitting at home if the security officer perceives the needles as a threat. Your best bet is to stick to smaller sized needles. Choose blunt objects. Knitting needles that don't look sharp are much more likely to easily pass through security. Scissors must be blunt as well, and the blades can be no longer than four inches.
    But the thing is, I am knitting a scarf! so i need long needles and they're made of metal... should i not knit at all? Edit this comment Delete comment
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    bribj

    But the thing is, I am knitting a scarf! so i need long needles and they're made of metal... should i not knit at all?

    You can try your luck - but expect potential trouble. Edit this comment Delete comment
    Report abuse commented 2 hours ago
    nlnnet
    knit NOT
    How often are you going to ask this same question?
    Haha, I am trying to get different answers...


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