Cotton or linen yarn, twisted with various ply (4 to 6), each of which is a simple twist.// It is smooth, compact, shiny and robust. It is used as a sewing thread and also in knitwear. There is also silk cordonette, twisted silk yarn of three ply or more, each of which is in turn a 4-6 ply twist.// The term also indicates the space that clearly separates one rib from another in corded fabric. Lastly, it is also the name of a corded fabric produced with the use of the yarn of the same name.