Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Knitting needles

Can I take this item on a plane?

Yes. Knitting needles, accompanied by yarn, are not subject to any security restrictions and are permitted in your carry-on luggage. However, this is at the airline’s discretion.

What are the restrictions?

  • Check with your airline before traveling
  • Knitting needles must be accompanied by yarn

Why is this item restricted?

This item is not restricted, but you need to check with your airline as some prohibit knitting needles from carry-on.

What happens if I have a restricted item in my carry-on bag?

You will be asked to relinquish all dangerous or prohibited items found in your carry-on luggage. If you refuse:

  • you will not be permitted to move through the screening point, and
  • your airline will be advised of your refusal.

How does Aviation Security screen for restricted items?

AvSec x-ray bags going onto aircraft to ensure there is nothing dangerous in them. If something comes up on the x-ray that needs checking, the bag will be opened, searched and any dangerous good or prohibited item will be removed, with a bag search notification form left within the bag.