Jan, thanks for the link.
Mscarmen, you started at the left cuff and split the sweater at the neck for the front and back? It seems to me that if you knit the first row of the back on the RS and turned to knit row 2 of the back, then when you get to the front sts again,you should be up to a RS row on the front. If you didn't do that, it's ok, just pick up the front on the WS row and when you turn to the RS, bind off. i don't have the pattern so I'm guessing a bit as to how it goes but you're certainly right, you don't want the neck bind off at the bottom of the sweater!