I have a knit along class on craftsy, the 2016 knit along and I plan to knit the fingerless mittens and possibly the hat using magic loop. But, I don’t know how to convert a glove or mitten pattern to magic loop. Would I put the stitches for the upper hand on a stitch holder while knitting the thumb, bind off at the end of the thumb and cut the yarn, then put the upper hand stitches back on the needles and knit to the end of the upper hand and bind off? And how would I prevent myself from getting a ladder or worse, a hole when I start knitting the upper hand after binding off the thumb(I have gotten holes in my knitting simply from doing a color change in magic loop(like full on horizontal striping gives me holes in magic loop right at where 1 stripe ends and the other begins))?
I know that if I knit it flat, I will end up with 0 holes but that requires short rows and seaming.