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Photo Of Machine Knit Hand Knit Sock With Gusset Heel

"911, what’s your emergency?"

"There’s something horribly wrong with my husband."

Man buttoning cuff on green striped mens shirt

"Calm down ma’am and tell me the problem."

"I don’t know – something happened in the closet. I just don’t understand it. He’s never done anything like this before. Never. Not Once. I think he must have had a stroke. Maybe his vision is blurred and his brain is numb and he just doesn’t know it yet."

"Ma’am, you’ve lost me."

"I told you. He went into the closet and came out DIFFERENT. Not blue, not beige, not plaid. He came out green and striped! On his own. This isn’t normal. He’s a DBA. It’s always been blue, beige, or plaid. It’s the uniform."

"Ma’am, no one has ever died from wearing a green striped shirt."

"EXACTLY! I’ve told him the same thing lots of times. He’s never listened. Now he’s reaching all the way to the back of the closet and pulling out shirts that haven’t seen the light of day since I bought them. And he’s doing it with that stupid grin on his face. It’s a stroke I tell you. I know it. Please send someone quick."


MKHK machine knit hand knitting sock with traditional french round gusset heel

How best to reward someone for venturing beyond his comfort zone, even if it was done to get my goat? A new pair of khaki green cashmere socks. He has only worn worsted wool in the past. Beige, blue, and one pair of dark burgundy. I think his feet deserve to experience something new.

What’s unique about this ordinary looking hand knit ribbed sock is that it was completely done on a flat bed knitting machine with a ribber. The heel flap and heel turn are made with slip stitches, rather than the hold position, exactly as one would if knitting by hand.

I call them Machine Knit Hand Knit socks, or MKHK for short.

Update: Pattern here

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December 18, 2006


1 Thomas { 04.24.08 at 10:49 am }

This is a beautiful sock. I would love the pattern for this if you have it. I did notice mention of a DBA. I am also a DBA. Do you know what database platform?

2 Kathryn { 04.24.08 at 5:24 pm }

Oracle and a few others, the names escape me. I do know he loves what he does.

I’m especially grateful because without his database skills, I could never have this site. He’s gone from knowing nothing about what powers WordPress a few months ago to being the webmaster force behind all my posts, pages, plugins, site updates, and anything else html or css I needed to keep the site functional.

3 Thomas Oatess { 04.24.08 at 6:47 pm }

I am a DB2 UDB DBA on the AIX platform. I love my work also. I really enjoy browsing around your site. It is very nicely organized and easy to read. Do let me know when you have the sock patterns. I like a good challenge. I am learning as I go.

4 Pam E. { 08.16.08 at 6:09 am }

This is by far the best looking machine knit sock I have ever seen.

I would love to have the pattern for your MKHK sock.

Pam E.

5 Kim Bosley { 08.16.08 at 3:59 pm }

I really like your sock. I’m new but I would like to try. May I have the pattern?
Kim in TN

6 Pam Elders { 08.25.08 at 10:08 am }

Can you tell me how I can get a pattern for the mkhk sock?

7 Pam Elders { 11.07.08 at 6:50 am }

Is the pattern available yet?

8 kathy { 11.30.08 at 7:56 am }

could I have this sock pattern mkhk I think it is beautiful thanks kathy

9 M.Harris { 12.04.08 at 8:17 pm }

I also, would like to know if I could have he pattern of the beautiful sock displayed. All the other ones I have seen, are “homemade” looking. And what yarn other than wool, would you reccomend?
Thank you.
M. Harris

10 Ann Colombet { 02.16.09 at 2:58 am }

Love your mkhk sock, Kathy. Is the pattern available?

11 Pam Elders { 03.01.09 at 8:44 am }

Is the pattern available yet?

P Elders

12 Kathryn Lundquist { 03.31.09 at 1:48 pm }

Can you tell me how I can get a pattern for the mkhk sock?

13 Karen { 04.22.09 at 6:42 am }

I’m new to machine knitting!
I love the sock. Is the pattern available?

Do you know of any sock patterns for very large feet and ankles?


14 Lisa { 05.12.09 at 3:42 pm }


I would really like to get your pattern if that would be ok.

Thanks so much

15 Pam Elders { 06.02.09 at 9:20 am }

Would it be possible to get the pattern?


Pam E.

16 Edith Campbell { 06.20.09 at 1:41 am }

Oh ! to have a pattern like the MKHK sock. Please could you tell me where and how I could obtain one.
Thank you so much.

17 Edith Campbell { 06.20.09 at 1:43 am }

Please could you tell me where and how I could obtain a pattern for the MKHK sock.
Thank you so much.

18 Edith Campbell { 07.14.09 at 7:17 am }

Hello Kathryn, I keep coming back to your super site in the hope that your good looking MKHK sock pattern is available to buy. I have an extremely old Passap Automatic machine and ribber which I luv and would so like to try your fabulous pattern . Please say it will be soon. Happy knitting.Edith

19 Passapman { 07.29.09 at 6:23 am }

Just wanted to say “Finish the pattern and copyright it, already. Sell it and make yourself some cash before someone else figures it our and beats you to it.

P.S. I would take the picture down, if I were you before you have the pattern for sale. You deserve to make a little cash to feed your machine habit :)

20 Edith Campbell { 08.11.09 at 8:10 am }

Thank you so much Kathryn for making your MKHK pattern available. You have given so much of your time and energy that we sock enthusiasts will always be grateful to you for the help so freely given.

I am now on the heel flap and beavering away !!!!!

Many blessings for your kindness.

21 Delores Hagge { 08.21.09 at 7:06 pm }

I, too, love your socks! Please, please may I have the pattern?

22 Dan { 02.06.10 at 9:42 am }

Hello knit-friend!

About the pattern!

Socks-Instruktions/pattern could you find in the original manual (copyright 1958) for Passap Automatic-machine. It is a kind of a start-upp-work.

Med vanlig halsning (regards)
D.Cato Sweden

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