The flow of magic is the key to all dream-slipping. In the simple round dream-slip band the magic goes round and round in a circle. It takes you there and takes you back, takes you there and takes you back.
Sometimes a band can break or you might break it on purpose or even make it from some type of string or thong. If you tie the ends together, the band will work. The magic won't spill out.
How you tie the knot will make a difference. Study the knot picture closely. See that the two ends are on the opposite side the knot. This is how a granny knot looks. Some people mistake it for a square knot, but it's not that kind of knot, not a square knot, not at all. (Just having fun with "knot" and "not.")
The magic flows around until it twists and turns through the knot. This slows it down and keeps you from ending up exactly in the same place on your dream-slip. The magic might speed up or slow down through the knot, but there's one small problem. With a square knot, the ends are on the same side and the magic keeps flowing around for the most part.
With a granny knot, the little bit of magic that spills out one end of the strand never can find the other end to get back in. You can dream-slip with a granny knot band, but it becomes less and less accurate the more you use it. Finally, and all of a sudden, you'll end up in Abba-dread in the Time-Mist.
Click the knot to go back.