HI. I'm back. I'm assumming that this is some type of hat. I tried what I said in my last post and came up with a very lacy looking row. Again, I am probably completely way off here, but this is what I did:
cast on 9 :
k1, (wrap yarn over rt needle frm back to front and over the top then slip this stitch to the left needle, knit this new stitch and the next stitch), 8 times.
This will give you 17 stitches at the end of the row. Which, in making a hat starting at the crown, it makes sense to increase at you progress.
I am only guessing that W1.fwd means to wrap the yarn 1 time. hope my rambling helps. If not and you do find the correct way to do this, I would very much like to know what it is. Good luck.