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After preparation, the yarn is moved to high-speed circular (rotating) machines that make it possible to combine yarns of different types and thickness and to insert waist bands, reinforcements and complex patterns with a single, continuous operation, directly controlled by a computer.

It is therefore in the weaving stage that all the patterns and types of processing of the tights and stockings are born.

Around the rotating cylinder the needles unfold and stretch the yarn and create the weft. It is possible to note both clearer and more opaque areas: when the tight tubes opened in a spiral-like fashion come out they are white-coloured and feature more or less visible horizontal lines corresponding broadly to the following areas: top, leg, toe.

There are basically three ways to insert the Elastan yarn in the tights:

Bare Elastan is inserted once every two courses without weaving the stitch. It is usually united to texturised nylon. The tights offer excellent horizontal stretch for a perfect fit. This technique is used for cheaper tights.

The Elastan yarn forms a weft parallel to the nylon weft. If the Elastan is bare, it must be inserted together with a nylon yarn with the so-called vanisé stitch technique. Elastan is, however, generally used in alternating courses, that is once every two rows of weft.

Lycra 3D
This is the most recent technique and consists in inserting Elastan on all courses.
A stocking made with this technique is particularly comfortable and its fit, elasticity, weft uniformity and resistance to ladders are further improved. This typically happens for example in microfibre high-denier opaque tights.

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