Capitol Corridor Starts Stitch ‘n Ride Car
The Stitch ‘N Bitch movement has created a knitting frenzy across the country! Starting March 22, passengers in Northern California will join this nation of knitters as Capitol Corridor launches new STITCH ‘N RIDE cars. Every Tuesday from March through June, knitters can catch Capitol Corridor’s STITCH ‘N RIDE car on the following routes:
- Train 527, Sacramento to Oakland, departing at 7:40 AM
- Train 538, Oakland to Auburn, departing at 3:30 PM
- Train 542, Oakland to Sacramento, departing at 5:30 PM
Debbie Stoller, author of the New York Times bestsellers Stitch ‘N Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook and Stitch ‘N Bitch Nation, founded the first Stitch ‘n Bitch group in New York City. She joins Capitol Corridor for the inaugural STITCH ‘N RIDE trip on March 22 at 5:30 PM on Train 542 from Oakland to Sacramento. More than 4 million chicks with sticks (and a few brave guys) meet in living rooms, cafÃ©s, bars, and yarn stores to stitch funky projects with style and attitude. Now they can Stitch ‘N Bitch on their Tuesday train ride.
The STITCH ‘N RIDE cars are open to knitters of all ages and skill levels. Every two weeks, passengers can pick up a new pattern card (six in all) featuring a hip design from the Stitch ‘N Bitch books. For those who want to view the patterns online, they are available at: www.capitolcorridor.org.
Beginners can learn knitting basics with the help of Stitch ‘N Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook and try projects ranging from the Go-Go Garter Stitch Scarf to the Queen of Hearts Bikini. For those who want more funky projects, Stitch ‘N Bitch Nation has patterns such as the dainty Spiderweb Capelet and the stylish Om Yoga Mat Bag. Both Stitch ‘N Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook and Stitch ‘N Bitch Nation are available wherever books are sold.
The Capitol Corridor serves sixteen stations along a 170-mile rail corridor, and offers a convenient way to travel between the Sierra Foothills, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley/San Jose. For information, visit www.capitolcorridor.org.
Debbie Stoller is a devoted train rider. In fact, it was aboard a train that the Stitch ‘N Bitch phenomenon was born. In 1999 Debbie found herself on a train bound for San Francisco from New York. For the first time since childhood, she picked up her needles and renewed her love for knitting. After that first stitch she spread her enthusiasm for the craft across the nation.