so many people come in and talk about travelling and the big question is "can I bring my knitting needles on the plane?" the first assumption is no. THAT IS NOT CORRECT!
I love this quote from the TSA blog. (who knew they could be funny)....
"Bigfoot is probably one of the best known urban legends, but nail clippers, knitting needles and corkscrews are probably the most believed"
Again directly from the source...
"Knitting needles, carried by grandma, Mrs. Claus or Jeremy down the street are permitted. Plastic, metal, clay, titanium... Whatever... Permitted." (i guess they don't know about bamboo needles)
So TSA is okay with knitting needles in carry-on packages. I would always check a specific airline if you are worried. Also if you are travelling overseas, TSA regulates US air traffic but other countries may have other rules so just beware when you are coming home that there is a potential for different reactions to knitting needles.
Enjoy the summer and knitting in all your fun locations.