Photoshoot at Hvalstrand Bad: Godi

Here are the photos of the fourth new Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk design, the vest Godi that I have been looking forward to showing you. It is knitted in the Sølje pelt wool and looked fantastic on Model Aksa Mortensen, with make-up & hair by Nina Hjertaas Bull and jewellery by Kaja Gjedebo Design. Brilliant Photographer Eivind Røhne captured these photos at Hvalstrand Bad back in May. The yarn kit with a Norwegian or an English pattern will be available from Hillesvåg Ullvarefabrikk soon.

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. I chose to style the vest with black pencil trouser and with a silk scarf at the neck. I also wanted to show how it looks with a belt in the waist.

Godi is knitted by my brilliant sample knitter Airin Hansen in size Small using a 3 mm/US 2.5 needle and a 24 stitch gauge. The pattern has been graded into sizes XS to 5XL with a bust circumference of 82 to 158 cm/32.25 to 62.25″. Aksa is wearing size S with a bust circumference of 90 cm/35.5” with 4 cm/1.5” positive ease.

The individual English and Norwegian pattern will be released after test knitting beginning in March next year. I am so thrilled with these photos and want to thank my wonderful photoshoot team!