The Sims 4 team have published another update on the Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack, due for release later this year. The community-voted pack will be all about… well… knitting.
Throughout the process, the team has shared some insights into the development process and the latest blog post deals with the features of the pack.
The Sims 4: Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack features
Sim Guru Conor explains in the blog posts that to start knitting, Sims need to purchase a yarn basket from build/buy mode, adding that there will be more than one yarn basket to choose from in the Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack.
The blog post adds:
The basket acts as the crafting catalyst(neat term, huh?) similar to the Easel or Woodworking Bench in The Sims 4 base game. But unlike those examples, the Yarn Basket is meant to live in a Sim’s inventory so that they can take their knitting anywhere they want to go. Knitting itself is relatively straightforward: click on the Yarn Basket in your inventory, OR, with the basket in your inventory, click on the chair you want to sit in while knitting (perhaps a rocking chair?) and select the Knit interaction.
Sims can save their knitting projects and carry on later or juggle several projects at once. It will cost a small amount of Simoleons for the cost of yarn to get started.
Sims 4 Nifty Knitting: Children can also knit
Sims will have access to new patterns as their knitting skill levels up. They’ll start with knitting socks and beanies, but as they grow more skilled they can tackle more challenging projects like sweaters and toys for kids. Sims can specialise in one specific item if they wish – all the way up to level ten of the knitting skills.
The blog post explains:
Speaking of knitting skill, sometimes your skill is reflected in your knitted work, or rather your lack of skill. Knitting projects can fail, and when they fail they can get weird. But it’s all subjective, and maybe you’ll end up accidentally knitting the cutest derpy companion, or the perfectly itchy sweater. No mistakes, only happy accidents!
Teach to knit
Sims can sit down together and have a knitting pow-wow with the Teach to Knit interaction. Your Sims have a number of options for their completed knitting projects. As the blog post explains:
Not only can knitted objects be listed on Plopsy, but you can also Donate them to charity. If you want to surprise a loved one, try Gifting a knitted object too. If you want to destroy all traces of your knitted failures, you can Frog the object and start again! If it’s a particularly nice Sweater that you made, consider Adding it to Wardrobe to make it available in Create-A-Sim to all family members.
Sims will be able to knit Toddler and Baby Onesies.
Wait – hold on – baby onesies? Does that mean…. a baby update is coming to The Sims 4?
The blog post further adds:
It also felt like a good idea to add an Aspiration to tie this passion for knitting all together. So if you want to master the fuzzy art of knitting, consider signing your Sim up for the Lord(or Lady) of the Knits Aspiration. With yarn running through your veins, there will be no knitting mountain too hard to conquer! Master the Aspiration and you’ll be rewarded with the Sacred Knitting Knowledge trait. What does it do? Lots of stuff! What does it unlock? Something special! Am I being vague? I am! Come on guys, I can’t share all the secrets quite yet.
As I’ve mentioned previously, we’re trying to get as much cross-pack functionality for knitting as we can. Cats can play with Yarn Baskets and Yarn Balls, there will be new Club rules for Knitting, new class electives at University, and knitting counts for Emotional Control, just to name a few. I’m hoping Knitting feels nice and snug alongside our other gameplay systems.
We can’t wait!