Hey party people,
We’re really excited that Knitting was the winning theme that was voted on by the community! Now it’s time to start thinking about what you actually want to knit! What kind of things do you expect your Sim to be able to sit down and create? What are your expectations? What would you like to see?
For example, as a kid I fondly remember how my Great Auntie would always knit me & my siblings holiday slippers. Each and every year we would get a new pair. Mine were always blue. Even though she passed away many years ago, this is something that I will associate to her forever and in fact I still have the very last pair of slippers she ever made for me.
So please let us know what is important about knitting to YOU and the kinds of clothing and/or objects you’d want to create with it! This collaborative exercise will greatly help to determine some of the possible options to include in the upcoming asset votes.
Thank you so much for your time and interest and let’s collectively make this the best stuff pack yet!
I would love it if Sims could knit blankets! (And maybe, it could crossover into Seasons, getting a Cozy/Snuggled Moodlet, perhaps?) Hats, scarves, and mittens, also for Seasons crossovers, as if there seem to be a lack of gloves/mittens fit for the cold, specifically. They could perhaps be Unlockable in CAS for the household/age group afterward, even. That would great as well!
Also toys like teddy bears and things like blankets too
Beginning knitters often start on projects that are flat, like scarves. Socks are probably the toughest (at least in my opinion).
I learned to knit as an adult and to me it has always been a really relaxing and productive hobby. I have become proficient enough that I can knit while watch TV and you come out of the experience being able to show something for it. It calms me down. It makes me happy. I love being able to give people the items I've made. I love being able to produce something that's made to measure.
I also love that both men and women knit. That soldiers knit. That children are taught knitting in some schools in Europe. That there are millions of people worldwide who knit.
One thing I want to share simply because it cracks me up is "the sweater curse" because it seems like something that would fit the Sims. The theory is that if you knit a sweater for a newer romantic partner that you'll scare the other person off and get dumped.
- Slippers and Mittens
- Bedding such as comforters and pillows
I have other ideas, but they would fall more under sewing because it would mostly require a sewing machine lol granted this is The Sims so...
(They could be put under vases, plants and your drink!)
If coaster is assigned to Sim, they will automatically put their coaster under every drink they have.
return with the knitting skill, this time you need level 8 knitting skill in order to craft them instead of getting them randomly like in Sims 3.
Imaginary friends are a new playable occult and are only visible by children, babies and toddlers. For adults they‘re invisible.
Imaginary friends can prank adults because they‘re invisible to them. They‘re extremely happy when around their assigned child. They can also autonomously entertain the child and tell jokes. They have an emotional aura around them like aliens and PlantSims.
Imaginary friends can be turned into human Sims when the child has maximum friendship with the imaginary friend doll.
Knitted hand puppets that Sims can use to play with and social interaction
Like this fun social interaction from Sims 2, can only be done if handpuppet is in inventory and assigned to Sim
Probably less likely to happen, but my grandmother (and my mother) used to knit clothes for our dolls. They had about three different patterns that they'd do with different colors and motifs. It was really cute but I don't see that happening in TS4.
Lastly something I really hoped for with this pack is :
- knit bears and various knit plushies ; decorative if big, playable if not (it'd be adorable if a toddler could just walk around while holding it)
- knit furniture, which doesn't really make sense but I think would be hilarious... it's not supposed to be solid enough, but in Sims physics, you can sit on a knit chair or a knit table...
And also knitted toys. Those could functions like any other small toy in the game. However, if I can shoot for the stars here, I'd love to see teddy bears kids could carry around, maybe even sleep with. That would be awesome!
Here are some CAS items I'd love to be able to knit, ideally with a couple of different styles of each per life stage & gender. It would be even better if the items were locked unless sims are skilled enough at knitting. For example, a sim would start off with a scarf, then progress to perhaps a hat and so forth as their skill levels increase.
-Scarves (ideally as separate accessories)
-Gloves & mittens
-Jumpers (sweaters for those of you outside the UK)
I would also very much like to have the option to knit blankets that sims can put on their beds as a decor item and as an extra cozy buff for the winter. They could also use it for napping on the sofa.
Of course, I am probably overreaching myself but, given the theme of the pack, I would much rather focus on the items our sims can create rather than furniture and so forth.
Things we would both knit:
toques (aka winter hats for non-Canadians)
winter scarves, including infinity scarves
fingerless gloves and wrist warmers and legwarmers for indoor warmth
blankets (the knitting child has done several)
Aran and Fair Isle sweaters, plus sweaters with images on them
socks, of course -- lots of socks! including trad Argyle socks
tea cozies (well, not IRL, yet, but we've talked about them as projects?)
My first ever knitting project was a vest. I managed to make it narrower on one shoulder than another.
My most ambitious project ever was a Kaffe Fassett sweater, one of those ones with a really complicated irregular colour pattern (but, thankfully, as little shaping as an Aran sweater!). My kid's most ambitious project so far has been a very fine cobweb lace shawl.