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How To Tuesday: How to Travel with Knit And Crochet Projects

Traveling this summer? Don't forget your projects! We've rounded up our favorite How-To's relating to all things travel:

Moogly recently wrote a post with Travel Tips for Crocheters and Knitters, since summer time is often travel time.

FAQ: Can I knit or crochet on an airplane? The answer is yes! Read below for suggestions and guidelines to avoid running into problems at security.

Which Crafting Tools are Allowed in Carry-on Luggage? has handy images to help you figure out if you can take that pair of scissors or if you'll need to find an alternate way to cut your yarn.

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9 Travel Tips for Knitters and Crocheters suggests what type of project you might want to bring with you, what to do in case of craft emergency, and some workarounds for security restrictions.
Here's what the TSA has to say on the matter: Circular thread cutters or any other cutter or needlepoint tools that contain blades must be placed in checked baggage. You are permitted to keep scissors smaller than 4 inches in your carry-on baggage. Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. The final decision rests with TSA on whether to allow any items on the plane.

They also have a handy blog where you can ask any additional questions you might have about air travel with yarn.

Not sure about using yarn in the summer? Below are some posts on why summer is the ideal time for projects and how to bring them with you easily.

4 Reasons to Bring Yarn on Your Vacation This Spring & Summer reminds you that knitting or crochet isn't just for cold weather and can be a relaxing activity all year long. Want to use the summer time to experiment with something new? This post recommends taking advantage of the nice weather to try out Yarn Dyeing.

Portable Projects to Travel With suggests projects that travel well, along with a selection of accessories that help you craft on the go.

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How to Easily Carry Your Knitting or Crochet Anywhere! tells you how to pick a travel bag and how to pack it to keep your project neat and everything organized. No tangled balls of yarn here! Plus a link to all the types of travel bags and accessories that Lion Brand Yarn has available.

Happy travels!

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