All good advice. Note too that although the sweater is knit at 18sts/4" it calls for a lighter yarn, a light sport weight (usually 23-26sts/4") knit on size 8 needles in order to get the loose, drapey look of the picture. Also, there's at least one place with the "At the same time" direction, so you'll need to keep track of increases in more than one area. I'd recommend circling or highlighting the numbers and sections of the pattern that apply to your size, too.
Should be fun to knit and if you need advice or answers, you know we're here.