So Cal Crank In – Nov 2023

Our next Southern California Crank-In is on Saturday, November 4th!

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 November 4th. Space is limited, so if you want to join us, please make sure you click on the button below to sign up to attend!

What’s Happening

Were’ having another So Cal Crank In and this time we’ll be in Redlands, California, at Hands on Knitting Center! 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 2nd time us “Crankers” (what we call those who use a CSM – Circular Knitting Machine to “crank” socks or tubes) are gathering on Southern California. I’m working on holding future events in January and March of 2024, and I hope to have more details on those to share soon.

When and Where

This So Cal Crank In will being hosted by Hands on Knitting Center in Redlands, California on Saturday, November 4th.

Hands on Knitting Center
912 New York Street, Suite A, 
Redlands, CA 92374 

The shop is just off the 10 Freeway in Redlands, California, just over an hour outside of Los Angeles (with light traffic).  I know there are people all over Southern California who have and use these machines and that’s why I’m scheduling these meetups in different areas.  

The Shop is letting us meet in their classroom and we’ll be cranking away starting at 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Based on the recent survey results, four hours was the time most felt was a good length of these types of events.


The classroom at Hands on Knitting Center is big enough to hold 12 attendees, with their machines.  There are tables in the room where 8 people can sit with machines.  If we get more than 8 people who want to join us, some of us will need to bring our own tables. 

When you complete the event signup below, please be sure to answer the question about tables, and I’ll let you know as we get closer to the event, if you need to bring yours along.

What To Bring

Bring an adventurous spirit to meet other people and a willingness to share tips & tricks and experiences you’ve had with your CSM.

I’ll send out a PDF Checklist to all attendees the week of the event with suggested equipment you will likely need and want to bring along.


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

As a reminder, space is limited to 12 machines for this Crank In due to the size of the room.  If you plan to join us, it is vital that you 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. 

I look forward to seeing you and doing a lot of cranking on November 4th!

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!