That's awesome you got the pattern Amanda! Hopefully we will give you some guidance.
Well since I am the most indecisive person ever, I started doubting my double strand. I cast on again. Still with Malabrigo, but with one strand and size 10.5 needles. And I am doing the M now instead of the small. I found the S to be too small across my back and front.
Although I am hoping to knit the S for the lace section but I'm not sure how to go about decreasing down to the correct number of stitches when I get there.