I was informed last night that I am DOING IT WRONG. Wrong, basically, in that there is a right and wrong way to position the Union Jack. So I have spent the morning hurting my brain a lot in Illustrator, with a lot of little square boxes and lines and stuff, but I've managed to do some serious correction to the flag pattern and I think it is much more awesome. Especially when done in my preferred reverse colors. Click.
And yarn! This is the yarn I was thinking of. It is fingering weight, which is very very very thin. But also probably closer to the original weight of the recommended yarn. This yarn is also machine washable, mostly natural, and cheap. Total cost: $32.90 for the whole sweater. DO WANT! So, yes Jumi, I will be jumping in on a knitpicks order with you. Just tell me when!