This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Pantella. A stocking of recent introduction, designed to dispense with the use of garters and provide a complete covering for the legs, the tops being knit sufficiently long to reach to the waist, and fasten to the corset. They are finished at the top with satin ends on the outside, into which button holes are worked, and are made rights and lefts. [See Equestrienne Tights]