This book is a beast! An enormous, wide ranging, collection of all kinds of knitting and crochet patterns. There's everything from simple knit / purl textures to elaborate lace and cable motifs, all presented with clear swatches and charts.
1000 patterns, 700 knit and 300 crochet
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: NIHON VOGUE-SHA (1992)
All patterns are charted using a standardised library of symbols, many of which will already be familiar to you. Less common symbols are usually explained in the back of the book with clear illustrations of how to work the stitch. You definitely don’t need to be able to read Japanese to use Japanese stitch dictionaries but you may find this Knitty article about working from Japanese knitting patterns helpful.