thanks very much for your reply. The pattern is the Berroco "Nuss" sweater. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find a link to the pattern online.
The section of the sweater I am working on is the left front panel. I have completed the back.The pattern does not say anything about "working at the same time" on this section but it did on the back section.
I did find myself with the one st remaining on the right needle - which I might have accommodated incorrectly. I thought I had to have the 22 sts (for example) as the pattern indicates. Would this affect the length?
I am thinking that your question, "did you start the neck bind off at the correct measurement?" might be a good place to start looking.
My gauge seems consistent with the pattern until now.
I learn so much with each new section!