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Airline Security - Restricted Objects - Knitting Needles
... In the United States, knitting needles and all other objects used for knitting are permitted to be carried on airplanes with the exception of scissors and other cutting ... In Canada, knitting needles are allowed on airplanes ... In Great Britain, knitting on aeroplanes was banned after the September 11 attacks, but was allowed again in 2005 after the aeroplanes had more secure cockpit doors ...
Hand Knitting - Tools - Needles
... There are four basic types of knitting needles (also called "knitting pins") ... Such needles are usually 10-16 inches long but, due to the compressibility of knitted fabrics, may be used to knit pieces significantly wider ... The most important property of needles is their diameter, which ranges from below 2 mm to 25 mm (roughly 1 inch) ...
Purling - Types - Flat Knitting Versus Circular Knitting
... Circular knitting (also called "knitting in the round") is a form of knitting that can be used to create a seamless tube ... Knitting is worked in rounds (the equivalent of rows in flat knitting) in a helix ... Originally, circular knitting was done using a set of four or five double-pointed knitting needles ...
Casting On (knitting) - Methods For Casting On in Handknitting
... is drawn through the previous loop and then added to the needle ... the two previous loops and then added to the needle ... cast-on or "backward loop cast-on," which involves adding a series of half hitches to the needle ...

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