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.
The vest is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed. The collar and armhole band are worked in the round at the end.
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.