The Sims 4 Nifty Knitting Stuff

Stuff Pack Features, Objects, and Knitting Skill

A Sim knits in a rocking chair in The Sims 4 Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack
A Sim knits in a rocking chair in The Sims 4 Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack

The Sims 4 Nifty Knitting Stuff is Sims 4's second community-voted Stuff Pack. Players were able to vote and participate in discussions that led to the development of its knitting skill and the style of objects and clothing that were produced in the pack. Let's look at its main feature, the new Knitting Skill.

Knitting Skill

A Sim knitting
The length of the knit sort of shows you progress, though there is of course the usual meter in the action queue.

Given the name, you already know that Knitting is a core feature of this pack. Sims can knit just about anywhere they are able to sit, including poolside. Growing better in this 10-level skill will let you make more types of clothing and children's toys like a mini grim reaper or Yarny from Unravel (another EA game).

Unlock clothing by Knitting
Clothing needs to be unlocked in the wardrobe, while objects are created one by one.

Knitting features an unique unlocking system, with a third column available in the crafting list that shows whether you have unlocked an article of clothing or not. When you enter CAS, any unlocked clothing will be available for use in dressing your Sims.

Sim unlocking clothes for use in CAS
Using Add to Wardrobe, found when clicking in your inventory, will make the clothing permanently available to all Sims in the family.

There is a Knitting-themed Aspiration included in the pack that is called "Lady of the Knits" or "Lord of the Knits" depending on the Sim's gender. This will let players get a few extra recipes and allow their Sim to dispel the awful "Sweater Curse".

The sweater is unlocked in create-a-sim
Now the sweater is unlocked in Create-a-Sim.

In Knitting circles, making and gifting a sweater to a significant other is believed to lead to a breakup. It varies as to whether it's before the sweater is even finished, or if it's after the sweater is gifted but the end result is the same. Sims who gift a sweater to a partner may experience this curse. Lord or Lady of the Knits are able to dispel it.

Knitted clothing can come out bad - meaning it looks bad, and it itches. Sims who wear poorly knit clothing will experience the discomfort of itchy clothes and likely become Uncomfortable.

Plopsy

Plopsy is a new type of store - think Etsy or Ebay - where Sims can list items they craft, including knitting but also woodworking and paintings. Anonymous online Sims may bid on items you list, and you could earn up to 50% more by selling it this way vs directly from the inventory. This also lets you buy some things that are crafted. You'll ship items yourself using the mailbox.

Rocking Chairs

Because Sims players really, really want more things for Elders, rocking chairs were a popular item for inclusion in this pack. Sims of all ages toddler and up can enjoy them, with children able to sit or play while adults can use the chairs like any other (or rock) while doing other things like knitting or watching television.

Elder Sims can Reminisce while in a rocking chair, and this leads to memories floating by related to big life moments or good times. Maybe even bad times. This has an impact and seems to give a random mood.

Metal Station and Air Guitar

Included in the new pack are at least 7 new songs from actual metal bands, and a METAL radio station. Sims can headbang and play air guitar (really one interaction) but it's a new thing adults and teens can do to show their appreciation for good music. If you're not so hardcore about your metal, there's also a Focus radio station that has some chill music for your Sims to enjoy while working or studying.

Hanging Plants

unlock hanging plants in Sims 4
You have to knit each plant you want. Here's an example so you have some idea of the lengths of short, medium, and long.

One of the more popular items are the plant hangers that will let players decorate a porch. They come in three lengths, so if you have tall walls you can put the longer one to find a satisfactory location for your plant. These are decorative plants and not at all related to gardening.

Nifty Knitting Cheats

There are two major Sims 4 cheats of note here, though not enough to bother making a unique page. See my How to Cheat Guide if you don't know how to use them.

First, you can of course cheat to increase the Knitting skill using stats.set_skill_level major_knitting 10. Additionally, it's possible to get past all the unlocking of CAS parts. See, even with level 10 knitting clothing needs to be added to the wardrobe. You can get around this using CAS.UnlockByTag SP17. This will allow your Sims to wear any clothing by unlocking them all. As a reminder, you can use bb.ShowHiddenObjects to make build mode items and decorative objects appear in the Build/Buy catalog.

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Ashleysays...

Any info on the forsaken sweater? It keeps popping up while I try to knit other things. My sim has level 10 knitting skill. Is this a glitch?

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Gingersays...

Its with the knitting aspiration. when you complete it thats then you get the mega sweater.

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S Jamessays...

This site is AMAZING. Thank you for all your hard work

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Jodie Leesays...

I’m knitting they’re called patterns not recipes, just a heads up lol

Love your guides they are so helpful thank you for doing them!

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Nixxiesays...

My sims wont ship to plopsy anyone k ow a fix?

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Playalotsays...

Save and quit your game. Delete the localthumbcache.package file from your TheSims4 folder. Hopefully that should fix the issue for you.

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KarnaLousays...

I had the same issue - it wouldn't let me ship on Plopsy. I deleted the localthumbcache, but it still won't let me ship. Any other ideas?

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Playalotsays...

Have you tried with the correct items? Not all items can be sold through plopsy. All knitted items can be, woodworking and paintings too but with other Sim-made items it is not always possible

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KarnaLousays...

Yes, the item was correct - it was a black and white bear beanie. Thank you, Amy, for suggesting the new mailbox. Replacing it solved the issue.

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Amysays...

The same thing happened to me. I simply got a new mailbox.

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Shaysays...

I can’t find the radio stations

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Niennasays...

I just moved all 200 tracks out of my Custom Music/Alternative folder and into the METAL folder.

They were all metal. And I knit to metal IRL

So of course I had to make my Simself.

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Gingersays...

CAS.UnlockByTag SP17 does not work for me :(

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Playalotsays...

Did you enable testingcheats on first? The cheat is working for me so perhaps you made a typo?

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Kristensays...

It's not working for me either, even after turning on cheats.

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Playalotsays...

Sorry I can't help more but when I can't recreate the issue I really can only offer suggestions. The cheat is still working for me as expected.

Make sure you have enabled testingcheats on, ensure you are not using any mods that might be broken or conflicting, try deleting the localthumbcache.package file from your TheSims 4 folder, and maybe try a game repair.

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Eve Gloversays...

Hi this web was very I would definitely pop in for future updates

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Lisa Brownsays...

Why wont my sims knit? I keep clicking on the basket but the "knie" option is not highlighted. what gives?

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Playalotsays...

Place the knitting basket in your Sims inventory then click on the rocking chair or whatever seat you want your sims to knit while sitting on and the knitting menu will pop up.

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Chris McGonigalsays...

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Debbie Lloydsays...

Thanks Carl. I have learnt many things because of your page. Many thanks .XXXXX

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Sophiesays...

Please help!! I cannot find any of my knitted decorations anywhere! They're not in my sims inventory, nor in the build/buy either and so am rather lost as to where to look??

Any help would be appreciated, even if its just me being really dumb and missing it!

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Playalotsays...

Try traveling or saving your game and reloading. If this is items your Sim has knitted often a reload solves this glitch. Some items you will need to go into CAS to find again if you have sold the original, like jumpers etc



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