We prove that if a finite order knot invariant does not distinguish mutant knots, then the corresponding weight system depends on the intersection graph of a chord diagram rather than on the diagram itself. Conversely, if we have a weight system depending only on the intersection graphs of chord diagrams, then the composition of such a weight system with the Kontsevich invariant determines a knot invariant that does not distinguish mutant knots. Thus, an equivalence between finite order invariants not distinguishing mutants and weight systems depending only on intersections graphs is established. We discuss the relationship between our results and certain Lie algebra weight systems.
"Mutant knots and intersection graphs." Algebr. Geom. Topol. 7 (3) 1579 - 1598, 2007. https://doi.org/10.2140/agt.2007.7.1579