The Sims 4 team showed off the upcoming new Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack in a deep dive live stream on Tuesday. Because this pack is community voted, many of the features are already known to Simmers.
But, as usual, The Sims 4 team is always full of surprises. One of the things revealed during the Sims 4 Nifty Knitting deep dive is that a new base game update will add the ability to name cow plants in The Sims 4.
The deep dive live stream took a closer look at the objects and gameplay features coming with The Sims 4 Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack. If you missed it – you can rewatch the video below.
The Sims 4: Nifty Knitting live stream video recap
Sims 4 Nifty Knitting: Official feature descriptions
This is taken from the Sims 4 website with the official announcement of the Nifty Knitting Stuff Pack.
Get Knitty With It
All your Sims need for their new hobby is a yarn basket. Sims start with knitting socks and beanies, but as they grow more skilled, they can tackle more interesting challenges like sweaters, baby onesies, toys for kids, and even mailbox cozies. Why? You mean, why not. Once you’re skilled enough, you can share the joy of knitting with other Sims, too. Just sit down together and start teaching them to knit, or give them the gift of a misshapen but well-intentioned sweater. It’s the thought that counts. Probably.
Ready to Rock?
Plop down in one of the four new rocking chair variants to chill, knit, nap, or read a book. (Psst: Sims get a bonus to their Knitting Skill while on the rocking chair too!) Sitting in one is quite relaxing for Sims, so uncomfortable, sad, or angry buffs will diminish quicker. Elder Sims also have a new Reminiscence interaction with the rocking chair, giving them a comfy way to explore their mind palace and fondly remember times of fun, while children and toddlers can play on it.
Of course, rocking chairs aren’t the only things that rock in this pack. Did somebody mention a new Metal music station? We did! Sims listening to Metal feel Energized and gain bonuses to Knitting while they listen—so don’t be alarmed if you see your Sim jamming on an air guitar.
Welcome to Plopsy
The more you knit, the more you can earn on Plopsy, the new online crafting marketplace where you can sell everything from socks and sweaters to paintings and woodworking projects. Once you’ve crafted an object, it costs a small fee to list it on Plopsy, but your item remains listed for several days, and you can easily track potential buyer interest during that time. As a bonus, Plopsy offers a higher payout than selling things the old-fashioned way.
Now, if your Sim is more of a shopper than a crafter, you can also use Plopsy to buy unique goods! Plopsy rotates in random crafted items throughout the day, so all your Sims have a chance to get some cool stuff (including the new knitted clothing!).