I know TSA allows knitting needles and many airports in the world follow that. I've heard various conflicting reports on whether they allow knitting needles in carry-on or not. I found a tweet by the airport saying that they are not allowed but crochet hooks are. Is that the case?

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No, seems to be the answer.

The Brussels Airport security information, while not specifically mentioning knitting needles, has this to say about pointy things (emphasis mine):

In your hold baggage

The following items are allowed in your hold baggage (not in your hand baggage)

  • Pointed and/or sharp objects (scissors, knives, ski and walking poles, darts, ...)

I have located the tweet to which I believe you're referring, 23 Dec 2013 to @BrusselsAirport

Are knitting needles allowed in the carry-on luggage (Schengen flight)? My wife wonders if she can knit while on board.

Which received this response from the verified account ‏@BrusselsAirport

Hello, knitting needles are unfortunately not allowed as hand luggage. *CW

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