Sock Squad is a refined sock yarn subscription that is unique, affordable, and uncomplicated. You will be wearing your hand knit socks with pride by the end of the year!
A few things have changed so please read all the details below to find out exactly what Sock Squad is all about.
We are so excited to be back with another year of Sock Squad! This year we are excited to announce the collaboration with artist Kendyll Hillegas! Think classy and classic vintage! This years colors are inspired by the colors of Kendyll's images of wild flowers and their pollinators. If you sign up between November 17th and December 9th you will receive a calendar of the image inspirations for the entire 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. The yearly 2023 Sock Subscription includes 1 Sock Yarn and 1 Mini Skein each month. If you sign up between November 17th and December 9th you will get a full-size 12 month calendar illustrated by Kendyll Hillegas.
Sock Squad sign ups start November 17th. You can join anytime throughout the year but you must sign up for the entire year in order to win the end of the year grand prize.
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 2022. 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 2023, 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, and enter to win prizes! Oh yes, we wouldn’t have another year of the sock without prizes! See the FAQ for more info. On Instagram you can use hashtag #fdfsocksquad_2023
Sock Squad Yarns
Throughout the year we will be rotating through 3 different yarn types and EACH month you will be getting a free coordinating 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. While we are using wild flower and their pollinators for our inspiration you will get a variety of hues. Most will be earthy but expect a few flashy yarns!
Here are the yarns we will be using:
Pintler Sock :: Sturdy, easy to knit with, and long lasting!
75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon, 4 ply
463 yards/100g :: Minis 92 yards/20g
Rocky Mountain Purls :: Sturdy, perfect stitch definition, and washes well!
80% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester (BFL) and 20% Nylon
400 yards/100 grams :: Minis 80 yards/20g
Highwood Sock :: Soft, cushy, and beautiful twist!
80% Superwash Merino and 20% Nylon, 2 ply
400 yards/100g :: Minis 80 yards/20g
Price for Sock Squad :: $26 per month
You will be charged on the first day that you sign up, and after that your recurring payment will happen on the 25th of each month. Please note you cannot use gift cards to pay for recurring payments.
We recommend creating a rewards account on our website BEFORE you sign up for Sock Squad. This will allow you to collect tokens and create changes to your subscription. Head to the bottom of the website and look for the rewards icon.
Please note payment is made approx. two months in advance, and ordering after the 9th of the month will push your order to the next month's yarn. For example, if you order after Dec 9th you will receive February's yarn instead of January's. If you order after Jan 9th you will receive March's yarn instead of February's, etc.
Sock Squad FAQ
I signed up for Sock Squad 2022, do I need to sign back up for Sock Squad 2023?
Yes! The subscriptions are only valid for 12 months.
I want to join but I don't know how to knit socks. Help!
We have lots of resources for our sock knitters! Please watch a special episode of Chats With The Farmer's Daughter for all the tips and tricks to get you started.
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!
What month will my subscription start with?
Since payment is made approx. two months in advance, ordering after the 9th of the month will push your order to the next month's yarn. For example, if you order after Dec 9th you will receive February's yarn instead of January's. If you order after Jan 9th you will receive March's yarn instead of February's, etc.
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.
What colorways can we expect?
All new ones! Each month we will be creating a new colorway specific to the 'theme' of the month. We will hit every color of the rainbow! Some months will be speckles, some tonals, and some variegated. This surprise is the fun part!
Prizes? Did somebody say prizes?!
Oh the prizes we will have! Each month we will be drawing a winner for a $75 gift card. At the end of the year, we will be drawing one grand prize winner for a $500 Farmer’s Daughter Fibers gift card! (Prizes are drawn mid month, Example: January's winner will be drawn mid February)
So how do I enter to win?
To enter you must finish your socks and post a photo on the Ravelry FOs thread for that month. 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?
We cannot combine any shipping with Sock Squad. We are a small business with limited resources, this means that shipping and handling is done by one or 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 looks like.
I have moved, how do I change my address?
Any changes you need to make on your account (address, credit cards) you can do by logging into your FDF account and clicking on 'My Subscriptions.' Your address WILL NOT change under accounts only. Please change it in subscriptions.
Also please note that any address/billing changes made will only reflect on future orders. If an order has already gone through or your subscription has already renewed for the month, please contact us.
How can I manage or cancel my subscription?
Log into your account, click ‘My Account’ and then ‘My Subscriptions’. You can cancel anytime, however we ask that you try to commit for a year as that is how we can offer free mini skeins and keep our prices so affordable.
I really love this month's yarn! Do you have any extras?
To make sure everyone can get the extra skeins they want, we will offer a preorder each month from the 1st to the 15th. During this time, you can order as many skeins as you'd like, but we will most likely not have extras after the preorder ends. Check our Ravelry forum for all the preorder info!