Last year, when I tried to learn crochet, I bought a ball of that ruffle yarn in purple shades. I followed along with a youtube video (not sure which any more – I think TheCrochetCrowd) and managed to make a very limp, scraggly, ugly ruffle scarf. I only wore it once as I was so embarrassed by it, and it ended up in the bottom of my bin.
I came across a youtube video today (several in fact by PurlingSprite) of loom knitting these ruffle type yarns on a loom. So I unravelled the scraggly ruffle scarf and have started a new one.