We are back for another year of the Sock! With a refined 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.
The FDF Sock Squad is a subscription based sock yarn club. The week before each month begins you will receive a limited edition hand dyed sock yarn that is carefully curated by us. We have 2 different types of subscriptions this year, our regular Sock Squad and the Farm to Needle Sock Squad. Read about both below.
Sock Squad Sign Ups start November 13th and goes until November 30th.
Quarterly Sign Ups Are the Following Dates:
Q2 February 21st to February 27th
Q3 May 23rd to May 29th
Q4 August 22nd to August 28th
You will receive your yarn about a week before the month starts, that way you can cast on right away!
Important note about billing: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ Because we want to send out yarns right before the first of the month, billing will begin in November of 2020. This means, in November you will be paying for January, then in December you will be paying for February, and so on! The billing for yearly subscriptions will end in October of 2021 but you will receive yarns through December. So yes, you will have paid 2 months before receiving your first yarn, this is the only way we can plan, dye, and ship Sock Squad out.
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. On Instagram you can use hashtag #fdfsocksquad_2021
Sock Squad (Regular Subscription)
This year for Sock Squad we will be rotating through 3 different yarn types and EACH month you will be getting a mini skein! We wanted to slim down the selection so just in case you didn't make it to the socks, you would have 4 yarns that are the same base and a better selection in your stash. Each color is one-of-a-kind and we love to get creative with what we are offering. Sometimes earthy, sometimes flashy! Here are the yarns we will be using:
Pinlter Sock :: Sturdy, easy to knit with, and long lasting!
75% Merino (super wash) and 25% Nylon, 4 ply
463 yards/100g :: Minis 92 yards/20g
Highwood Sock :: Soft, cushy, and beautiful twist!
80% Merino (super wash) and 20% Nylon, 2 ply
400 yards/100g :: Minis 80 yards/20g
Bear Paw Sock :: Sturdy, Perfect Stitch Definition, and Yak Provides Rich Colors
70% Merino (super wash), 20% Yak, and 10% Nylon, 3 ply
437 yards/100g :: Minis 87 yards/20g
Price for Sock Squad Regular :: $24 per month for a yearly subscription or $31 per month for a quarterly subscription (the value of a hand dyed sock yarn + mini skeins is $37)
Sock Squad (Farm to Needle)
We know that not every yarn fits everyone's taste. So this year we wanted to offer a Farm to Needle Sock Yarn! This means all of these yarns are grown and/or milled in the USA! Each month will be a new type of yarn. Some will be non-Superwash, some will be Superwash. Some will have nylon, others won't. But they will all be incredibly special yarns, hand dyed by us! You can expect anything that is non-Superwash to be dyed in tonal solids. Less speckles and more of that earthy look. This subscription is extra special, so space is limited!
Price for Sock Squad Farm To Needle is $34 per month for a yearly subscription, no quarterly subscription will be offered at this time.
You will be charged on the first day that you sign up, and after that your recurring payment will happen the 25th of each month. Make sure to sign up for our FDF Tokens to earn rewards + our Newsletter to stay up to date!
You must sign into your account or create a new account before checking out! If you had an account on our old website, you will need to create a new one. Otherwise you will get a shipping error. Thank you!
Sock Squad FAQ
I signed up for Sock Squad 2020, do I need to sign back up for Sock Squad 2021?
Yes! The subscriptions are only valid for 12 months so you will need to create an account on our new platform and sign back up.
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 per month, and that can change the price point for many people to be not so budget friendly. However! Thanks to our gal, Shelli Can, we do have Sock Squad Merch this year available to purchase separately!
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 Ravelry 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 other stuff, can I combine shipping with my sock squad yarn?
If order anything with your first subscription, those will all ship together. After that, we cannot combine any shipping with Sock Squad. We are small business with limited resources, this means that shipping and handling is done by one to two people. Having extra add ons complicates things beyond what we can manage. So sorry!
How Much Does Shipping Cost?
Shipping is priced depending on what carrier you use and where you are located. We suggest putting Sock Squad in your cart and act as if you are checking out to see what the pricing is looking like.
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’.