I am keeping an eye out for a good simple sweater in charcoal grey as a good alternative to black.

My requirements are:

- lightweight but not sheer
- an easy fit — not too fitted and not oversized, it should collapse and drape on the body, neither clingy nor tight nor stiffly boxy
- hip length, not cropped, and not tunic
- a high crew neck — no mock turtleneck effect
- nothing itchy or scratchy — no mohair (i can’t tolerate that), maybe cashmere but not a necessity. I do like merino.

I tried on the one in pic 1 below at Tibi in NYC and really liked it. It’s definitely on the high end of what I would pay, but it’s a great piece. Can be layered over or under, comfortable and not itchy, a great weight and perfect easy (not quite oversized) fit in medium. I have it in a shopping cart online but I thought I’d see what else is out there before I pull the trigger.

I see this one in pic 2 on the COS website but haven’t seen or felt it in person. Any insight? Other recommendations?

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