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.

Thank you,
Abbey Macreery


YOUR ANSWER


Hi Abbey

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".

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