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To the Sea: 16 Nautical Summer Knitting Ideas + MORE!


Are you trying to beat the heat on sultry summer days? Dive into these cool summer knitting patterns. In addition to these nautical knits, you’ll find more summer knitting projects with our roundups of Sunny Projects in a Snap: Quick Summer Knitting Patterns [3] and Sunny Summer Knits: 16 Tank Top Pattern Ideas [4].

Nautical Knits [5]

To the Sea: 16 Nautical Summer Knitting Ideas

Summertime is all about the water! Nothing says summer relaxation like sand between your toes and waves tickling your feet. Whether you’re laying out in a tropical paradise, taking a dip in your local lake, or surfing in the ocean waves, you need a summery knit to accompany you. Knit your own seaside essentials with these nautical knitting patterns.


Seaside Knitting PatternsBy The Sea [6]

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Purse [7] – Taking a quick trip to the beach? Tote your flip flops, sunscreen, and a good book in this fun purse.

By the Sea [6](Pictured) – Relax on cool nights by listening to the ocean waves. This blanket will keep you cozy as you drift away.

Sea Breeze Bag [8]– Fit everything you need for a day at the beach in this sandy tote. Whether you’re packing lunch for a beach-side picnic or a few towels for swimming, this bag will carry it all.

On-The-Go Knit Bag [9] (NEW!) – The airy texture of this knit tote is perfect for the beach.  Toss your things inside and the sand will shake away with no fuss!



Nautical Knitting PatternsOcean Elegance Shawl [10]

Ocean Elegance Shawl [10] (Pictured) – Bring in the sea greens and deep blues of the ocean with this luxurious knit shawl pattern.

Seafarer Scarf [11]– This easy knit scarf is the perfect seaside knit. Relax and unwind with this simple beginner pattern.

Alda Ocean Waves Scarf [12] – This knitting pattern is inspired by the gorgeous ocean waves off the coast of Iceland. You’ll love this truly inspired knit.

Ocean Blue Cable Scarf [13]– Dip your feet into knitting with this easy summer knitting idea. Try this reversible scarf for a versatile knit.

Sea Shell Cowl [14]– Sometimes it gets cold when Sally sells sea shells by the sea shore. She would love this gorgeous knit.

Seaside Sunset Cowl + Fingerless Gloves [15]– This colorful knit will remind you of the beach at sunset.

Seaside Cardigan [16] – This stunning lace cardigan is the perfect lightweight knit for a seaside affair.

Ocean Waves Wrap [17]– Wrap yourself up in cool ocean blues with this stockinette knit.

Seafoam Summer Top [18] – This lightweight pattern will let you feel the hot summer sun and the relieving ocean breeze.

Lovely Lace Scarf [19] (NEW!) – This pretty scarf brings the colors of some of the ocean’s brightest creatures to mind.  Jellyfish, Coral and Sea Anemones.

Gap-tastic Cowl [20] (NEW!) – Keep of the chill at on an evening beach stroll with this Gap-inspired cowl.

Hello Sailor Handwarmers [21] (NEW!) –  These nautical themed fingerless mitts will keep your hands warms on a sunrise stroll along the shore.

Poseidon Waves Shawl [22] (NEW!) – This beautiful shawl is perfect for tossing over your shoulders when you’ve got your swimsuit on and need to run into a shop on the boardwalk.



Knitted Sea Creatures Knit Fish [23]

Knit Fish [23] (Pictured) – Knit your own school of ocean fish! Bring a plush pal to the beach with this adorable summer knitting idea.

Two Hour Felted Jellyfish [24]– You’ll be shocked that this jelly only takes two hours!

Cute Knitted Fish [25]– This little fella is the perfect seaside companion for your kids. Throw him in the dryer after a day of sandy fun.

Seamless Knit Starfish [26] (NEW!) – A little starfish worked up with no seams will look be a favorite new friend.


Sea Breeze Bag

What is your favorite nautical knit?