5 Key Tips for Packing a Yarn Project for Air Travel

by Kathryn on August 22, 2012 · 2 comments

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I recently had the wonderful opportunity to write a guest post over on the Jordana Paige blog where I shared all of the information that I could think of for packing a yarn project for airplane travel. I thought I’d share five of the basic tips here:

  1. Double-check the latest TSA guidelines. It’s almost never a problem to take crochet tools on a plane, especially if you use wooden/plastic hooks, but you need to know the latest safety guidelines if you want to take any knitting needles, scissors and other related notions.
  2. Pick a project with only one or two colors. You don’t want to have to take six skeins of yarn out in your tiny little plane seat to work on a single motif!
  3. Pack your yarn project in a smaller bag that fits in your carry-on. That way you can easily pull it out and stick it under the seat in front of you. This is especially good if your large carry-on is at risk of being one of the bags that they tag and stick underneath the plane!
  4. Mid-sized projects are most convenient. A small project might be done before the plane ride is. A large project can get cumbersome as it grows on your lap.
  5. Consider choosing a washable yarn. It is not entirely impossible that you or the person in the seat next to you will spill a drink or get nauseous because of turbulence. A plane may not be the best place for your super-care-always-handwash favorite luxury yarns!

Read the full article on the Jordana Paige blog. It includes details about TSA rules, packing tips and more. By the way, that’s my Jordana Paige Rio packed bag in my photo.

What’s your number one tip for packing a yarn project to take on a plane?

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