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Lisle is made of long-staple, 2-ply cotton yarn, tightly spun, singed to remove any protruding fibers, and glazed or polished for smoothness. Lisle is both this thread and a plain stitch knit made of such thread.

Originally made of linen, the name likely comes from Lille, France, a linen center.

Uses: Underwear, gloves and hosiery

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