this book is in japanese and english, and shows 7 knitting techniques from nordic countries.
the main techniques are: vendepinde, 4 knitted rectangles, dropped stitch, garter socks, chain, buttonhole technique, and mobius band. there are more variations, especially using the vendepinde technique.
the basic directions for each project are given in both japanese and english, as well as very clear step by step photos.
flickr set here.