O’Go Yarn Review, Are They Worth It?

O’go yarn by Yarnspiration, has been out for about 9ish months now (it’s June 2022 as I write this) . But after having used them for a few months, I decided to make an O’go yarn review. Are they worth buying? Let’s see if they’re right for you.

What is an O’go yarn?

Now to be clear O’Go is not a type of yarn, it’s Red Heart Super Savers yarn, Bernat blanket yarn, Caron Simply Soft yarn, and Caron Colorama yarn in O’Go form. So, it’s not a skein, hank, or cake, it’s an O’Go.

Yarnspiration put these out some time in 2021. The main selling point of this odd looking yarn is that they are wrapped in a way that that starts quickly and doesn’t tangle as you use it.

When asking their customers what they wanted out of their yarny experience, they all said less tangles and yarn vomit. If you’re unfamiliar with that term, it’s when you pull the center of a skein and get a big knotted mess. This is what they came up with.

How does O’Go work?

It’s a pretty weird package, but it’s super simple to get started.

Just take the cardboard off, go to the side with the two ends connected, and snip the plastic string you find there. Take out that plastic, and you’re ready to go.. or O’Go.. yeah that was bad, sorry.

It has a handy little set of pictures on the inside of the packaging to show you how it’s done. Which makes it pretty easy to use.

If you want to use the multi colored skeins in a different order. than just pull the O’Go apart on the color change and snip the yarn to use them separately.

O’Go Yarn review specs

Something I really like about this, is that the yardage, weight, and colors are exactly the same as their skein versions of the same yarn.

Red Heart Super Savers

  • Content: 100% acrylic
  • Ball Size Solids: 198 g/7 oz, 333 meters/364 yards
  • Ball Size Prints: 141 g/5 oz, 215 meters/236 yards
  • Care: Machine wash and dry
  • Gauge: 4 – Worsted

Knitting Gauge:

4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) 17 sts and 23 rows with a 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needle

Crochet Gauge:

4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) 12 sc and 15 rows with a 5.5 mm (U.S I-9) crochet hook

Recommended Knitting Needle:

5 mm

Recommended Crochet Hook:


Bernat Blanket

  • Content: 100% polyester
  • Ball Size: 300 g/10.5 oz, 201 m/220 yds
  • Care: Machine Wash in Cold Water
  • Gauge: #6 Super Bulky

Knitting Gauge:

4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) 8 sts and 13 rows with a 8 mm knitting needle

Crochet Gauge:

4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) 7 sc and 8 rows with a 8 mm crochet hook

Recommended Knitting Needle:

8 mm

Recommended Crochet Hook:

8 mm

Keep in mind that on the multi colored skeins, the colors are combined as a knot. There’s no way to make a multi colored skein in polyester at this time.

Caron Colorama

  • Content: 100% acrylic
  • Ball Size: 180 g/6.4 oz, 208 m/228 yds
  • Care: Machine Wash in Warm Water
  • Gauge: #5 Bulky

Knitting Gauge:

4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) 13 sts x 18 rows with 6 mm knitting needle

Crochet Gauge:

4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) 10 sc x 11 rows with 6 mm crochet hook

Recommended Knitting Needle:

6 mm

Recommended Crochet Hook:

6 mm

Caron Simply Soft

This is a new one that they haven’t dropped yet. It’s actually a pretty interesting consept and they’re putting two complementary colors in one O’Go. I’m not sure if it will have the same amount as a regular skein, or possibly double? So, stay tuned on this one. Here’s a link if you’re interested in it: https://www.yarnspirations.com/032122-intoducing-caron-simply-soft-ogo.html

Is O’Go a Gimmick?

Yeah, pretty much, but what isn’t these days? If you like the yarns they have available in this form on a normal basis then you might want to give it a go… don’t worry I’m not doing it this time.

The Pros & Cons

Pros first

Let’s start with the pros: It does what it says it will. Starting the O’Go is very simple and quick. While using it, I haven’t had a snag, knot, or issue.

It has the same yardage and specs as the skeins. So, if you have a favorite skein and you find it in O’Go form you know what you’re getting. This makes it very easy to decide if it’s the format you like or dislike instead of the yarn.

It gives you an option on how you want to work.

Now For the Cons

They’ve made it $1-$2 more expensive than a normal skein. Mostly because they had to create a new process for the wrapping of the O’Go and the cardboard box is a another expense.

It’s not the easiest to store for certain storage setups. They are boxy at 9 inches wide by ? inches tall, and ? Inches thick. If you like to display your yarn in cubbies, cabinets, or baskets.. this probably won’t work for you.

Note: If you have large bookshelves or plastic bins for your yarn stash then this probably won’t be an issue for you. In fact it might fit you better!

It’s a bit of a slug once unpacked. If you like using a yarn bowl then this won’t work for you. I have pets that shed.. a lot. The yarn didn’t want to stay on the table and flopped around on the floor. The result was a hairy little slug of yarn. You have to put it in some sort of a bag or even a long sock to stop it from getting hairy or dirty.

Traveling could be difficult, if your flying or going by train I’d say no. The packaging is just too cumbersome. If you want to take more than 2 skeins you’ll need another suitcase. If you’re going on a boat or car trip it might be okay depending on how you work. I took one O’Go in the car using a bag on a short trip. It worked just fine, but so would a regular skein.

All of the yarn info is on the cardboard box, so once you take it off you’re label-less. I think it’s one of those yarns that you need to use all of at once if possible.

Is it worth it? My O’Go Yarn Review

Like most gimmicks the O’Go has its uses. Would I buy it at full price? No. But if I found a yarn sale and it was cheaper than the regular skeins then I would definitely but it.

If you’re someone that cakes up all your yarn, then I wouldn’t bother with it unless it’s on sale.

I picked up a bunch on clearance at Walmart around Black Friday last year. It was $2 and since it’s the same amount of yarn as in a normal skein I would say that’s definitely worth it.

If you want something different, you like a guaranteed quick start, and knots drive you crazy. Then do it. If you need the color stripes for a certain type of project, then this could be a good idea for you too.

O’Go Yarn Review Note

I have heard from a few people that they didn’t like the Red Heart Super Saver yarn in O’Go. If you’re not used to working with it, then yes, it is a bit more scratchy than some other types of acrylic. If you’re not a fan of Super Savers normally, you’re not going to like it in this form. Because it’s exactly the same. However, the Caron yarn also comes in O’Go, and that has always felt soft to me.

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