There is no reason to limit yourself to making flat objects. I think these spheres will eventually become lamps, but for now they are just part of an experiment hosting plants that grow without soil. A pattern of sorts is written below the picture.
Cast on 16 sts on dpn’s. K 1 rnd stockinette st. Increase to 32 sts on rnd 3. K 3 rnds stockinette st. K mesh pattern over 4 rnds 8 times. (See below.) K 3 rnds stockinette st. Decrease to 16 sts on next rnd. K 1 rnd stockinette st. Decrease to 8 sts on next rnd. Pull yarn through all sts and pull yarn end. Weave in loose ends.
Mesh pattern: Rnd 1 *yo k2tog*. Repeat. Rnd 2 stockinette st. Rnd 3 *slip 1 st, k 1 st, psso, yo*. Rnd 4 stockinette st.
Use balloons to shape, add glue, let dry, repeat if needed.