Two Mallard Ducks

Collected by Julia Averkieva from the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) of Vancouver Island, Canada. According to legend mallard ducks were originally blind women digging for clover and cinquefoil root. Qaneqelaku (a myth person) gave them eyesight by spitting on their eyes. He later turned them into birds.

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Step 1 - Place loop on R1, L1, and L2; R2, passing over the short L1-L2 string, hooks this string to the right, pointing away and up as it returns. You have Opening B.