So Cal Crank In – Jan 2024

The first Southern California Crank-In of 2024 is on Saturday, January 6th!

If you have or are curious about CSMs (Circular Sock Knitting Machines), we’d love to have you join in the fun!

Here are all the details for this upcoming event on Saturday, January 6th. We’d love to have you join us! Just click on the button below to sign up tolet us know you’ll be attending!

What’s Happening

Were’ having another So Cal Crank In and this time we’ll be in Westwood, California, at LA Public Library Westwood Branch. These So Cal Crank Ins are a general get-together to meet others with CSMs, share tips & tricks, and see different machines.

This will be the first gathering of “Crankers” (what we call those who use a CSM – Circular Knitting Machine to “crank” socks or tubes) in Southern California of 2024. We’ve got more coming too so if you can’t make this one, just stay tuned and check back for details of the future events!

When and Where

Th January 2024 So Cal Crank In is being held at the LA Public Library Westwood Branch in Westwood, California on Saturday, January 6th.

LA Public Library Westwood Branch
1246 Glendon Avenue
Westwood, CA 90024 

The library is off Wilshire Blvd on Glendon Avenue on the east side of the 405 freeway.  There is an attached parking garage where we can park for free because we are using one of their rooms.  Bring your parking ticket inside with you and we’ll get everyone a stamp for free parking before we leave. 

The Community Room is on the ground level and our group is meeting here from 9:30am to 1:30pm. There will be a sign on the door.

If you park on the entrance level of the parking garage, there is a door just before the elevator which opens into the lobby of the library. The community room is the through the glass door on the far side of the lobby. There is something else starting in this room right after us so we will need to start putting out machines away and tear down the room so we can leave right at 1:30pm


Luckily, the community room at the LA Public Library Westwood Branch is large enough that we can accommodate many people and machines,  There are plenty of chairs and tables we can set-up in any configuration we like.  So if you want to bring you own table, that is fine or you can use one of the tables in the room.  If you do use one of the tables provided by the library, please bring along a thin cloth or piece of cardboard to protect the table surface from the bottom of your CSM machine. 

What To Bring

An adventurous spirit to meet other people and a willingness to share tips & tricks and experiences you’ve had with your CSM. I’m working on a PDF Check List with suggested items to bring along and I’ll send that out the week of this event.


The shop is not charging us to use their room so there is no charge to attend this event

Again, we do NOT have any space limites but we do know need to know how many people will be attending. If you plan to join us, please click on the link below.

If you do not yet have a machine but are interested in learning more about CSMs, we’d love to have you join us too. We can accommodate a few people without machines to come and watch! Still complete the form so I have a head count but you likely won’t be able to answer all the questions. 

We look forward to seeing you and doing a lot of cranking on January 6th!

If you can’t join us for this event, check out the Upcoming Adventures page for details on future Crank In Events! Would love to see you soon!