Sock Squad

We are claiming 2020 the year of the sock here at FDF! With a sock subscription that is unique, affordable, and uncomplicated we will be all be wearing our hand knit socks with pride by the end of the year.

What:

The FDF Sock Squad is a subscription based sock club. The week before each month begins you will receive a limited edition hand dyed sock yarn that is carefully curated by us. You can choose a yearly subscription for $24 per month or a quarterly subscription for $27 per month. Your card will be charged monthly, super easy and budget friendly. We will be expanding your sock yarn palette by changing the type of sock yarn we send out each month, making it intriguing and motivating for you to finish all your socks on time to enter to win prizes! Please read all of the FAQ for more detailed information.

When:

Sock Squad sign ups are done for the year! Look out for 2021 Sign Ups in November!

You will receive your yarn about a week before the month starts, that way you can cast on right away!

Important note about billing: Because we want to send out yarns right before the first of the month, that means billing will begin in November of 2019. You will be charged the same day of the month that you purchased your subscription. This means, in February you will be paying for April, then in March you will be paying for May, and so on! The billing for yearly subscriptions will end in October of 2020 but you will receive yarns through December.

Where:

Sock Squad will be hosted on The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Ravelry Group ‘The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Sisterhood’! You can ask the group questions, chat with other Sock Squad members, share your projects, but mostly enter to win prizes! Oh yes, we wouldn’t have a year of the sock without prizes! See the FAQ for more info. Locally we will be hosting sock classes, a kick off party, and a wrap up party! See our events page for those details. On Instagram you can use hashtag #fdfsocksquad_2020

FDF Sisterhood
Ravelry Group

Sock Squad FAQ

Is there a pattern I receive each month with the yarn?

There will not be a dedicated pattern each month. Everyone loves to knit socks differently, and we wouldn’t want to waste your money on something you may or may not use. However, we have put together bundles on our Ravelry group giving suggestions for sock patterns. We will be adding to these bundles throughout the year!

Is there other fun notions that will go in these packages?

While we love stitch markers, pins, tins, and all the other knitting goodies, our theme for this sock squad is simple and affordable. Adding something each month raises the cost by almost $10, and that can change the price point for many people to be not so budget friendly. If you join for the yearly subscription you will receive a print of our beautiful drawing created by Ashley Jackson. And who knows, we may make something later in the year for a small additional charge for those who want it!

What type of yarns will we be getting?

You will be receiving 10 different types of yarn to try out. Two months have repeats but we promise to make those a little different. All yarns will be at least 100g and all will have some nylon content, except one month when we try out a non super wash yarn for super plush and cozy socks. This will be a great way for you to explore the difference between twists and fiber content. At least 2 yarns per quarter will have a coordinating mini skein.

What colorways can we expect?

All new ones! Each month we will be creating a new colorway specific to the yarn we will be using. You can expect seasonal colors and throughout the year we will be sticking with our earthy nostalgic vibe! Most months will be multi colored, but there are a few that will be dynamic semi solids.

Prizes? Did somebody say prizes?!

Oh the prizes we will have! Every quarter we will have a drawing for six prize winners, each worth $100! At the end of the year, we will be drawing one grand prize winner for a $500 Farmer’s Daughter Fibers gift card!

So how do I enter to win?

To enter you must finish all of your socks for that quarter, posting them all together on the Ravlery group thread. At the end of the year, we will have a separate thread for the grand prize where you will show off all 12 socks!

Can I participate in entering to win prizes with different yarns?

Prize entries are only for yarns from the Sock Squad subscription. However you can use other yarns for heals, toes, and stripes.

I just ordered some FDF, can I combine shipping with my sock squad yarn?

Unfortunately, no. We are small business with limited resources, this means that shipping and handling is done by one to two people. Having extra add on’s complicates things beyond what we can manage. So sorry!

I live in Canada or outside of the US. How much will shipping be?

Because we know we will be just sending one skein of yarn, we have been able to lower shipping costs for the sock squad to out of the US. Please choose the ‘Sock Squad International Shipping' for a rate of $8 Canadian and $12 otherwise.

Why yearly and quarterly subscriptions?

Yearly is going to get you the best deal, plus you will have the opportunity to enter to win the grand prize at the end of the year if you finish all of your socks! Quarterly subscriptions are for those who might be a little hesitant to commit for an entire year.

I have moved, how do I changed my address?

Any changes you need to make on your account (address, credit cards) you can do through ‘My Account’.

How can I manage or cancel my subscription?

Log into your account, click ‘My Account’ and then ‘Subscriptions’.

We can wait to see you in the Sock Squad!