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Cotton Lisle

Cotton lisle is loved for its superior strength and durability. Twisted an extra twist per inch than ordinary yarns in one direction with a second thread twisted at the same rate in the opposite direction, these two strands are then twisted together to create one combined cotton lisle thread.

What is Mercerised Cotton Lisle?
To create mercerised lisle cotton, the yarn is put through the mercerising process (exposing it to a caustic soda solution). This removes any removes any rough fibres giving the yarn a beautiful sheen finish and extra strength.

To ensure the highest quality, Pantherella use the finest quality long staple Egyptian cotton for their classic cotton lisle socks.

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