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The Sims 4 Nifty Knitting: Knitting Skill Guide

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Are you ready to knit? Well, grab your yarn basket, take a seat and find out more about the brand new knitting skill! I’m sure it will have you in stitches!

“Get comfortable and turn on some tunes. because its time to knit! Use your talents to dress your family, decorate your house, or make some Simoleons on the side. No wrong answers here, just get to stitching!”

Getting started is easy!

The Sims 4 Nifty Knitting: Knitting Skill Guide

The first thing you will need to do is purchase one of the two yarn baskets and place it in your Sims’ inventory. These can be found in the Study category under Hobbies and Skills.

The Sims 4 Nifty Knitting: Knitting Skill Guide

Left: Beginner’s Yarn Basket ($55) –  “Who needs a high-end bag when a box will suffice? Choose substance over style and quickly get to the good stuff – knitting!”

Right: Super Stash Yarn Basket ($75) –  “Knitting needles, scissors, stitch markers, stitch holders, measuring tape and yarn, yarn, yarn, yarn!”

To start knitting simply click on the Yarn Basket in your Sims inventory, a sofa, armchair or rocking chair and select the knitting project you wish to complete from the pop-up menu.

Once you have a Yarn Basket in your inventory, grab your knitting needles and choose what project you want to start with first.

The Sims 4 Nifty Knitting: Knitting Skill Guide

Types of Projects

There are two main types of knitting projects your Sims can create. The first is knitted clothing and the second is knitted objects. For each of the two kinds, there are a number of different items you can create in numerous styles and colour variants.

Once your Sim has crafted an item, click on the item in your Sims inventory and it will allow you to add it to your Sims Wardrobe. This will allow all Sims in that particular household to wear that item. The only exception is Baby Onesies.

Note: If your Sim stops partway through a project, you are able to resume that project and complete it. You can also “frog” a  project which will give your Sim back a few Simoleons.

Teach to Knit Interaction

Once your Sim reaches level five in the Knitting Skill you can teach other Sims to Knit. This interaction can be used with Sims both young and old and really help your Sims create those loving pieces of knitwear.

The Sims 4 Nifty Knitting: Knitting Skill Guide

Don’t forget, Sims who reach level ten of the Knitting Skill can also Mentor Sims learning the Knitting Skill.

Skill Levels Overview

Skill LevelUnlocked/Craftable
OneBear & Tiger Beanies
TwoSocks - Crew Socks, Low Cut Socks & Mid Calf Socks
ThreeMailbox Cozies.
Hanger & Zigzag Plant Holders in Short, Medium and Long Lengths.
FiveSweaters including Women's Sweaters with Dresses, Men's Sweater & Children's Sweaters
Teach to Knit Interaction
SevenDecorations - Octopus, Penguin, Cactus, Ceramic Llama with Cactus.
EightBaby and Toddler Onsies
NineSweater Scarf Combos aka Scwarfs for both Men and Women.
TenChild Toys including Bears and Lil' Grim.
Mentor other Sims to help improve their skills

Take a look at some of the objects that you can knit! Don’t forget your Sims can show off their Knitted creations to other Sims while they are wearing them.

Here are Bob Pancakes and Mary Greenburg showing off some of the clothing projects you can create too!

Now, we can’t forget the younger Sims in our families! Take a look at some of the onesies you can create for Babies and Toddlers as well as the sweaters for Child Sims!

Selling on Plopsy

Don’t forget your Sims can sell their creations over on Plopsy for a chance to earn some extra Simoleons!  You can find out more about Plopsy in our dedicated guide here.

That’s it for the Knitting skill! While you only need one of the yarn baskets to get started in becoming Lord or Lady of the Knits, why not create your Sim their own little knitting corner?

The Sims 4 Nifty Knitting: Knitting Skill Guide

Let us know what you think of the new Knitting skill in the comments or over on our social media!

You can also find out more about Nifty Knitting here.

About the author


Hey, I'm Krista! Long time Simmer and Sims Community Staff.

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