The last of the new designs made for Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk is the vest Godi. Hillesvåg requested a new vest and suggested the same stitch pattern as I used in my Devona vest. I figured out that I could use it all-over except for a few stitches in the sides and added ribbing plus a vent at the bottom. Godi is knitted in Sølje pelt wool, by my brilliant sample knitter Airin Hansen using a 3 mm/US 2.5 needle and a 24 stitch gauge.
Godi, Norse for chiefton, is a long A-line vest with vents and a high collar that can be folded down or left to stand tall. The all over pattern is the ray of honey with a few stitches in reverse stocking stitch. A long twisted rib makes up the vent, while a short rib is worked around each armhole. Wear it with a belt if you wish. Godi is knitted in the bouncy Sølje pelt wool from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk.
Michael took these photos of me wearing size Small with a bust circumference of 90 cm/35.5″ with 2 cm/0.75″ positive ease and silver jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design at the beach in Ørje. The pattern has been graded into sizes XS to 5XL with a bust circumference of 82 to 158 cm/32.25 to 62.25″.
The English and Norwegian pattern will be released after test knitting beginning on March 14th, while the yarn kit with either an English or a Norwegian pattern will be launched at the beginning of September. Before then, I will show you how it looked on the gorgeous model Aksa Mortensen from our photoshoot in late May.