Thanks everyone. I am working the pattern now. Although, I have to rip it all out and start over because I missed the kfb at the end of the rows!
It doesn't look like it will be stiff at all because it is soft as I am making it. I'm just going to stick to my 2 strands for now.
I am hoping to finish it tonight so he can wear it to work tomorrow even through I am a slow knitter!
I will try to post a pic when I am done.