Pattern help

What does “no stitch” mean in pattern

Are you working from a chart? What pattern are you using?

Yes I am using a chart and the name is Afmaeli by Istex.

“No stitch” means to skip that box on a chart and go on to the next box. A “no stitch” box is put into a chart to keep the grid shape when there are increases or decreases in other rows.
The same is true in written patterns where a “0” may appear for a given size. Skip that direction and go on to the next instruction.

Thank you so much. My sweater is nearing the end and I am quite pleased with it.