Published on April 1st, 2014 | by Carly


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, 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, 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!

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Carly just can't decide what to knit next! She loves ballet, red velvet cupcakes, and dachshunds.

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6 Responses to NEW Chamelumen Yarn from LoveKnitting

  1. Diane says:

    So, does this mean that this yarn will change colour when the temperature fluctuates?

  2. Diane says:

    Or is it, as I suspect, an April Fool. Excellent 🙂

  3. s0nicfreak says:

    I believed it for a second because they actually recently released Duct Tape that does this lol

  4. Elizabeth Hillman says:

    silk is from a silkworm so why not spider webs for wool…friend spun dog hair into wool for the warmest socks ever!!………or am I just an old gullible gal?

    • Carly says:

      You’re right, Elizabeth, some people have spun dog’s hair into wool! However, we think yarn from the Lumenaestus spider may be a bit far off yet! 😉

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