New lace knitter

I am new to lace knitting and have a chart for a scarf that calls for a placeholder, no stitch made. What is a placeholder? is it the same thing as a cable holder?:slight_smile:

It means nothing at all.
Placeholders are there to keep the chart symmetric.

No matter how confusing it might be to you, just ignore that field and continue with the chart.
It will turn out right.

It’s a ‘no stitch’ box, just skip it and do what’s in the next box on your next stitch.

Thank you, ladies. Now it makes sense.