Sometimes the translations into another language become a bit wonky and you have to be a little intuitive with them.
You might want to consider posting with a thread title directed at German speakers and include the instructions in German that contain that phrase.
Also, if you're on any Yahoo groups, you could try a similar post there and ask for a translation; a lot of the groups have worldwide members (especially the shawl knitters, it seems!) and they're usually very helpful.
"The cat has too much spirit to have no heart." -- Ernest Menaul