Max Alexander’s Knitted Madagascan Sunset Moth

Max Alexander’s Knitted Madagascan Sunset Moth

Max Alexander of Max’s World continues to blow my mind with these amazingly detailed moths. Her attention to detail is worth noting.

This here is a knitted representation of the chrysiridia rhipheus aka Madagascan Sunset Moth. In real life it is very colourful, yes, but interestingly the iridescent parts of the wings do not have pigment. The colors actually originate from optical interference!

Max Alexander's Knitted Madagascan Sunset Moth

Here are all the moths she has knitted so far. Follow her on Instagram at @MaxsWorld!

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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

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