NEW Chamelumen Yarn from LoveKnitting
Scientists say they have discovered a new breed of the spider near the Aranzon River.
Dr W. Orsted says he and his team from Woolwich University discovered the Lumenaestus spider, coming from the Latin words for light and heat, earlier last year.
Offering purls of wisdom on the subject, he said: “The discovery of this spider is very different to the pattern of recent spiders we’ve discovered – many others are from a close-knit breed but the Lumanaestus is like nothing we’ve seen before. We plan to en-gauge in further studies.”
The name was chosen due to the spider’s unique ability to spin a web that changes depending on the heat. With warmer temperatures during the day the spider’s web is bright white, with cooler temperatures making the web darker.
With customers always looking to find the perfect shade of yarn, LoveKnitting.com have spun the Lumenaestus spider’s silk into a new yarn, Chamelumen. The DK yarn will be available to buy online in time for Summer 2014.
Edward Griffith, founder of LoveKnitting.com, said “We have yarns from alpacas, llamas, and sheep, but this will be our first yarn from a spider. Our customers are always looking for the perfect shade. With the Lumenaestus spider’s ability to spin a web that changes colour, we can offer our customers a truly unique yarn, even the ones who are knit picky.”
Click here to see a preview of our new Chamelumen yarn – and some of the amazing colours it creates!
Last updated: August 2nd, 2017.