I had previously posted on an Armani inspired knit scale-like pattern that sometimes was described online as a machine knit “crocodile stitch”. A fellow raveler just shared on her project page an interesting variation that includes variations in the scale of the scales themselves. All her transfers are made onto a single center point, eliminating the vertical separation that appears at the center of my version.
my previous smaller, machine knit sample
a hand-knit lace cousin to try with full repeat and directions, chart and text generated in Intwined, border stitches not shown