By the end of the decade my mother had a knitting machine. I remember being briefly allowed to whizz the handle thingy back and firth along the top, effectively 'knitting' a small part of the tasteful garment.
This pattern is written out step by step and has many photos to help you out. Even a beginner machine knitter can knit these socks. The pattern is written for the single bed mid-guage 6.5 machine, but there are notes for adjusting the pattern for the standard 4.5 machine. Happy knitting!!