No Stitch on a Knitting Chart
by Abbey Macreery
The pattern I am working on has a chart which will form a lacy owl.
One of the stitches in the pattern calls for "no stitch" do I just slip it to the next needle. not sure.
Generally when you are knitting from a chart a square that is empty or is described as "no stitch" is created by expressing a three dimensional concept or shape on a two dimensional field, and indicates that there is no longer a stitch in that "space".
It usually happens when there is a decrease in a row below where 2 stitches have become one stitch.
If this is the case with your pattern, you do not need to do anything with your "no stitch" as it is referring to a stitch that no longer exists.
So you don't slip the next stitch, but knit it as per the instructions on your chart for the first stitch after the "no stitch".