Traveling during the holidays presents knitters and crocheters with a dilemma: can I bring my needles (or hooks)? And if I do and someone tells me I can’t, what happens?
The answer is both easy and crazy-making depending on where you’re going.
If you’re traveling inside the United States, the answer is easy: The Transportation Security Administration says that in general you can take “knitting needles and needlepoint tools” (no reference to crochet hooks) in carry on luggage. You can also carry scissors that are smaller than four-inches but anything that has a blade -- such as circular or pendant cutter -- must be in checked luggage.
U.S. transportation rules apply on flights leaving the United States for foreign countries, but once you’ve landed in Europe, South America, Asia or Australia, it gets a lot more complicated.
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