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Gameplay Discussion: What does Knitting in The Sims mean to YOU?



  • Zozotanarg13Zozotanarg13 Posts: 10 New Member
    I would love to see knitting be a fun skill that creates lots of new stuff for the game. I'd like Sims with that skill to be able to give their knitted goods to their friends/family as presents, whether it's a holiday, a birthday or they just feel like being generous. I'd love it if they were able to sell their knitted items to shops and receive part of the profit, or sell them in their own establishments. I also think it'd be a great gateway for a knitting club where fellow knitters get together and share their craft. I'd love for Sims with a higher knitting skill to be able to mentor others.

    As for items, my ideas are:

    Knitted cushions

    Bed scarves - the folded blankets that lie at the end of beds as decoration.

    Patchwork quilts that can be added to a bed

    Knitted blankets that have can be draped over the back of a sofa and a usable one that a chilly Sim could wrap themselves in

    A teapot with a knitted cosy available in different colours and patterns

    An interactive knitted baby blanket that parents can swaddle their little ones in or drape over them for sleeping in the crib. This idea is especially dear to me as babies are sorely lacking in things to do and are constantly confined to their cribs. This way, the parents could have an adorable new interaction.

    Definitely rocking chairs - and ones that move as well. I'd especially love if they were interactive, and any Sim aged Toddler to Child could clamber up onto the lap of whoever's sitting there (provided they are a parent, grandparent or Carer). It would be great as another place a baby could go - their parents could simply take them out of their crib and have a little sit-down in the rocking-chair. They could even use it to rock the little one to sleep!

    A portable item for Sims to store all their knitting essentials in, like a little bag with a ball of wool and a needle peeking out of the top. That way they can knit on the go, sitting down or standing, and they wouldn't be stuck with a massive station where they can only work on their skill in one place.

    Tiny cuddly animal toys that Sims with the skill can knit and give as presents. Parents could give them to their toddlers or children, or even tuck it in with their baby Sim in their cradle as little sleeping buddy. These toys could come as bunnies, teddy bears, squirrels, and lions, etc.
  • CelSimsCelSims Posts: 441 Member
    Knitting is completely pointless to me unless my sim can make items to decorate with AND pack cross compatibility should mean these items can be sold in store and on the sale tables. I don't need another activity that does nothing except give a buff that once again over rides the character traits my sim has.
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  • BriarBriar Posts: 1 New Member
    I know we voted to make knitting the main theme but I would really love it if other craft items could be included too. Personally I really want to see some sort of loom (table or floor) and maybe a spinning wheel. It would be amazing if they would also be interactive (weaving is such a cool craft and would be so fun in the Sims!) but at the very least there should be some acknowledgment that there are other crafts than just knitting. This can go hand and hand with some of the other ideas people are sharing about dyeing your own yarn, maybe if you want to dye wool you also should have the option to spin it into yarn yourself.
  • LuvMySimzLuvMySimz Posts: 528 Member
    I hope that cats can play with the wool 🧶 🐈 (wishful thinking)
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  • RamiSamiiRamiSamii Posts: 37 Member
    I think it definitely would be fun for the cliche answer, which is having a bunch of knitting grannies! lol But, I would love the knittable fashion and decor, for sure.
  • QueenOfSims4QueenOfSims4 Posts: 5 New Member
    i think it would be nice if thy added knitting; i think all the sims will be happy B)
  • SparklyBeccaSparklyBecca Posts: 101 Member
    I get all my knitting tutorials from YouTube, so there should be an option to learn to knit using videos on the computer.

    Simple things should be knitted first like scarves, the most simple of all items and I think the thing that everyone starts out with. And I mostly knit for myself or as gifts for others. Usually you get really good at knitting a certain item, before moving onto something more difficult. So my long scarves turned into circular scarves using circular needles. Then I thought about something like a hat which has to have increases in stitches, or even arm warmers where you can leave a hole for the thumb. Simple things first before you move onto things that are more complicated.

    I'd love to see blankets and throws being knitted, and what about arm knitting?! You can make amazing chunky blankets with arm knitting. Even poufs and household items can be knitted. Macrame would be good, for making plant hangers. Or being able to knit wall hangings. You should be able to go online to a knitting store and choose your thickness and type of yarn. Maybe you could buy a knitting project. So an arm knitted chunky blanket would be (for example) three balls of a chunky yarn, you choose the colour and you pay for that project. You would then have to have a certain knitting skill level to be able to achieve it. I still think you should be able to knit all things, but maybe your skill level dictates how well the project turns out. So say you want to knit a throw, and that's level 4 but you only have level 2, maybe you drop some stitches, so the throw turns out with some holes in it. Or it's not quite straight, or a bit wonky in shape.

    I love the idea of dying your own yarn using plants and flowers from the garden. What about knitting machines as well? A knitting machine would be good for sweaters and more complicated items.

    Definitely knitting groups as a social interaction, would work well with Get Together. Being able to form a group and hang out at each others houses. Invited Sims should come with food and drink for the social gathering. Should be able to carry your knitting in knitted bags and carriers. I'd love to see a tea set added into the mix, so everyone can sit around and knit and drink cups of tea from china cups and poured from a teapot. The ability to talk to other knitters about knitting and this improves your skill.

    I'd love it to be a aspiration, like a 'super knitter.'
  • Pinmat135Pinmat135 Posts: 312 Member
    @vincentvega8899 Ah, my apologies. The way you phrased it sounded kind of sarcastic, and I'm just tired of people appearing to complain, complain, complain.
    Lexaloo wrote: »
    I want to tie the KNOT in marriage ceremonies between sims if one or both have the knitting skill.

    YES. Y E S.
  • TheRepoManSamTheRepoManSam Posts: 5 New Member
    In a fast paced world when information, music, movies, and games are available in an instant knitting is a way to learn patience and to take it slow. The faster you try to knit the wonkier your piece becomes. It's about the slow paced nature of it all that makes the end result so lovely.
  • KaronKaron Posts: 1,740 Member
    A new hobby for my sim to explore when they got nothing else to do in their spare time, maybe it could help them relax and focus too. Don't know.
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