They turned out pretty good, but I made a few mistakes when I did the first sock. As you can see below, some of my skulls and other details did not match up at the beginning of the round.
It wasn't exactly my fault, as the pattern does not say that this will happen or how to fix it. Also, the pattern pictures of the completed sock don't show the problem either.
Details on how I fixed it after the jump...
If you missed it, here are some of the jogs in the pattern highlighted.
Because there is a lot of background colour, there was a simple fix. Simply, move the pattern of the first skull or diamond on the first needle (at the beginning of the round) up by one row. Knit the rest of the row as normal. Then, when back to the beginning of the round, knit the first skull or diamond as the pattern told you to do for the row below. All the jogs are hidden in the background.
I could have also started the skull or diamond on the last needle one row early, but chose to do it the other way as it was easier to remember.
Here is sock number two.
Look ma! No jogs! Anyway, if you are knitting Fair Isle in the round, this is something to keep in mind.
"Skull Isle Socks" by Chrissy Gardiner from "Stitch 'n Bitch Superstar Knitting" by Debbie Stoller.