Two Killerwhales

Collected by Julia Averkieva from the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) of Vancouver Island, Canada. According to legend all great chiefs who die are transformed into killerwhales. Killerwhales are believed to be closely related to humans, thus allowing the transformation.

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Step 11 - R2, through R345 loop from the knuckle side and under (in front of) all intervening strings, hooks up L1f and returns through the R345 loop; release R1 loops, withdraw R3 from the R345 loop, and extend.